First of all, let me start by telling you that you, whoever you are and wherever you are, are loved. Right now. You are loved to your very core, to the depths of your being and to the outer reaches of your awareness; you are loved. Shake off the doubts that are starting to climb forth as your read these words from a complete stranger because there’s no reason to doubt them that’s stronger than the fact that you’re worthy to be hearing them.
In the wise words of Paulo Coelho, “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
Life is an endless wonder of interconnected time and space, people and events, all spinning together on the same planet, in this universe that is so large, so impossibly large, that we have trouble comprehending how small we are within it because every single action we take seems to prove differently. So often, even without our conscious awareness, we are the domino that falls on the person next to us, starting a chain reaction of cause and effect that can’t help but inspire awe. We, as a species, are awe-inspiring. We are the manifestation of magic and spirit and soul and there’s something about that combination that draws us to interact with others as though we are magnetized. We are in search of connection, of understanding, of acceptance and yes, of love.
So much of our life comes down to that four-letter word. We feel completed by the emotion, and yet we have spent thousands of years attempting to articulate what exactly that emotion is and why it is so vital to our well-being. The longing to be loved and to love in return is innate. It’s a human need, a desire, a craving that must be satiated in some form, in some way.
Please, let me assure you that no matter who you are in the world, there is love here for you. Love is a funny thing in that when you love, when you pour love out into the universe, the universe will respond in kind; it will love in return. There’s no limit to the amount of love that we can fit onto this planet, or within each person. And who are we not to take full advantage of that cup that will never, ever be empty, or even half-full?
I want you to take a leap of faith and accept that you are loveable. And darling, you are. I know that I am, that I am love, which is what makes me so certain that you also were created with the intention to love. You were put on this Earth to love and to be loved. So let me start this chain reaction: I love you. You are loved right now, in this moment, by me, by the universe, and by the millions and millions of other people who are aware of the magic around us. Sometimes it just takes a nudge from a stranger to remind us of what is right in front of us.
I wrote this love letter for you. I wrote it for everyone and anyone who needs to hear that they are loved, who may need the reminder of another person when they wake up in the morning or when they look in the mirror, or after a long day of working a thankless job, whether you come home to a house filled with others or you live alone—I wrote this for you: You are loved. You are love. You are capable of spectacular love.
There is love at our fingertips, and right now the world is crying out for more people to reach forward and grasp whatever of that that they can and spread the message. Be the domino.
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by Molly Murphy