Reflections on Valentines Day
If I called every jewel I see a “diamond,” then I would diminish the unique circumstances that fashioned each stone with a providential specialness of its own. Diamonds are not necessarily more special than any other stone but in nature a diamond is stronger, has more clarity and is timeless when compared to sapphires, rubies and emeralds. All jewels are precious in their own way. But the way a diamond is special is, it is so strong it can break all other stones but itself. Also, it unifies all colors onto one luster that magically it can shine with a light of its own. And diamonds are an extremely rare find. In the search for a diamond we may collect a greater volume of sapphires, rubies and emeralds, before actually finding one diamond. Buried in the deepest and densest sections of the earth, the location of diamonds is purposely hidden so that in the journey a bond, as strong as a diamond itself, can be formed. This bond reveals that such a treasure, once it is found, will never be casually tossed away because the hardships involved in the journey emphatically proves that such a jewel is a sacred gift and therefore is unforgettable and unbreakable.
Love is when our hearts become like that diamond. Love is not a more special feeling then ‘liking’ someone with the bonds of friendship, affection or loyalty. But when love is experienced we know something that is stronger than emotion. It provides an uplifting clarity through a light that shine of its own and frees us from the hardships of our reality with a life affirming values which, therefore can never fade. All emotions should be considered precious in their own way but friendship, affection and loyalty will fade without love, which is an extremely rare find. In the search for love we will encounter friendships, affection and loyalty more frequently than we encounter one love. Buried in deepest and densest sections of the human heart, the recognition of love is so slim that once it is found it would never be thrown away because the hardships involved in possessing it emphatically proves that love is a sacred gift and therefore unforgettable and unbreakable.
So long as the word “love” is used to define every pleasurable emotion, friendship, affection and loyalty will be giving a lower opinion and the sacredness of love is diminished to something so commonplace it is disposable and we will continue to miss out on the fortifying strength, the mysterious clarity and magical timelessness of love.