Perhaps the greatest gift in your possession is something you might never have seen as a gift: your longing for love. We’re taught that longing for love is a weakness. In reality it is a gift. We do far better when we learn to honor our longing instead of judging it!
How many people have settled into loveless relationships? How many single people have given up altogether? Your desire for real love isn’t letting you do that. Your longing for love may hurt, but it is the greatest gift you own in your search for a partner.
Now, simply take a moment to acknowledge yourself for being someone who hasn’t given up seeking love. Someone alive enough, brave enough to allow yourself to hope, and yes, to search for real love. Take a brief moment to appreciate yourself for not giving up, for still wanting and seeking true intimacy. Notice how that feels.
Ken Page L.C.S.W