I Love You Just The Way You Are
To be true to myself, I must admit to you, that I love with my whole heart. When I say those three words, I mean, I love you, just the way you are. It’s in loving the whole person, accepting who they are, that you truly love them. I’ve learned you can fall out of love, but many times, that doesn’t change the love that you share. The loving acceptance of truly loving another person is timeless and a priceless gift that when shared, is exquisite and precious beyond all measure.
I have had a few precious moments recently which have helped me tremendously on this life path. To hear that another person loves, accepts and understands you is a gift of enormous proportion. To connect with another soul on this level is a ‘present of presence’ whose healing properties know no measure. It is here where I sit this afternoon, heart full of gratitude for the gifts I have given and received. In trying to process, I find it difficult to express with words how my heart feels completely broken open to receive the heartlights of others who have shared these connections with me. Words seem so small to the enormity of the situation and yet they are all I have to express how I feel.
Perhaps I can share with you that the everlasting legacy of those who have gone before us stays lit by the memories of how they lived their lives, how they inspired, were they admired and how their presence in our own lives made us feel. We remember the good and the bad in life. We can be angry or we can find peace. We can blame or we can forgive. But in loving without reservation, there is no good or bad and there is no blame nor need of forgiveness. There is simply love which heals and knows no boundaries.
One of my favorite songs is by Billy Joel, Just the Way You Are. They lyrics meant something different to me long ago, but now the song means even more to me ~ its depth and richness of meaning has increased by all the experiences in my lifetime. I will leave you with the tune below ~ stop and listen to the words, for when we take the time to love someone just the way they are, that love continues soul to soul, spirit to spirit forevermore.