Don't go Breaking my Heart
Don’t go Breaking my Heart
“When you're young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don't leap at all because there's not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there's no safety net.” -Carrie Bradshaw
Why is it that as we get older the old adage “Youth is wasted on the young” seems to hit home so hard? Do you ever watch two young people in love and think to yourself … I remember when. Why do so many things that we used take for granted seem so difficult for us now? Have career, money and power really become the most important things to us? Or have they become our superficial shelters? What happened to the joyful, giddy pursuit of love? The kind that made us pick up our phone every ten minutes just to make sure it was still working? If youth is wasted on the young, why let them have love too?
I don’t believe that love, in its infinite state, has changed. I don’t even believe our desire for that ever encompassing true love has changed. I think little by little, with every heartache, we’ve changed. I think we’ve built up walls with the tears collected from our broken hearts and dreams. We’ve let the pain of a love lost overshadow the memories and blessings of the beauty and happiness of a sweet love shared. I think, as we get older, we shut off completely to our hearts to appear “strong” and “self-confidant.” “I’m perfectly fine alone.” “I’m so set in my ways, I really can’t imagine sharing my life with someone anymore.” But aren’t those actually cries for love, not the proclamations of someone trying to convince others (or even themselves) that they’re happy without the love of a partner?
Love is still a many splendored thing. “To love and be loved is all we know and all we need to know.” ― Steven Tyler “Love is all you need.” – Paul McCartney “Only love can last.” ― Madonna "Love is a game that two can play and both win." ― Eva Gabor “There is time for work, and time for love. That leaves no other time.”
Clearly love is still alive and well. Truly love is the driving force of life just as much as the air we breathe. I believe that love is so powerful, that in its infinite charisma it can turn hearts on just as quickly as it turns them cold. So, why run away now? You’re still breathing, right? It seems as silly as leaving a tied game with 30 seconds left in the last quarter. I think we need to be as bold, if not bolder than the young. Take back the zest and innocence of our youth. We need to put our best foot forward and welcome love in, again. However that looks now. And you know what? I bet this time it looks better than it ever has, because we are better than we’ve ever been. Because, with each fall, we have also risen! That inevitable courage has also made us wiser, stronger and more beautiful. Remember, the odds are with you! You’ve survived 100% of everything that has come against you thus far in life! So step out of your comfort zone, trust me, you really aren’t that happy living in your set ways... alone. Start looking that stranger directly in the eye when you’re at the coffee shop. Smile to the person you reach around at the grocery store. Love is alive and well. It’s never left, you’re the one who walked away, and you, and only you, have the key to unlock your heart. Close your eyes and picture it, holding your lovers hand, a kiss… And just because Mick Jagger got away with saying “You can’t always get what you want.” I dare to differ and say, yes you can! Remember, “A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergman. So, follow your heart, chase your dreams, stop being afraid and believe that “that light at the end of the tunnel may be you!”- Steven Tyler. That, is exactly where love begins … and love is yours for the taking!
Today, lets do things different. Breathe in love, believe and follow it’s path.
You’ve got this!