Is there a difference? Sometimes.
I think there exists a fine balance between questing for the ideal match and choosing to settle with the one who loves you. Though such decisions cannot be judged and are rather personal, I cannot help but wonder if we make them out of choice or fear instead?
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As we grow older, sometimes we tend to let go of our ideas of a perfect life and change the way we see ourselves. We convince ourselves that the perfect someone doesn’t exist and that the perfect job will never pay our bills. Out of fear we settle in life, we take what we get and resist the desire to want more.
But what happened to the perfect love story, the desire to live in the castle and the butterflies in the tummy? What happened to the forever ever after, the love at first sight and the melting of the hearts? Why do we long for the perfect somebody, the one that fits in our ideal love story and then settle for another?
Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes the one who loves us may be the right choice to be honest, and maybe the Fortune 500 job isn’t as bad as we imagined. If we are convinced that our decisions are not based on fear, then we are on the right track. Though if there exists a doubt, if we ever wonder what it would be like or wish for another chance, then we need to slow down and question ourselves.
Can you imagine the world if everything lived in fear? Waves would never meet the shores and wind would never cross oceans. The moon would never glow in the midst of infinite stars and the desert sand would never dream of dancing. A wave that doesn’t crave the shore isn’t a wave and wind without a journey isn’t alive. A moon without its radiance is just another rock and the sand that never dances, burns for eternity.
Life’s too short to live in fear and too long to live with regrets.