Growing vs Falling

Growing In Love
“It is better to grow in love than to fall in love.”

Let me explain:

The very premise of falling in love is akin to someone “falling” down…when we fall, there’s a natural reaction that would see us “rise” out of that temporary condition or state of emotion. We don’t wish to stay in a “fallen” state per se. That’s why it comes as no surprise that many of us have “fallen” in love before and yet we are no longer with the person or people we “fell” in love with. What happened? I suppose we may have “climbed” out of love? But when we “grow” in love, we fulfill a natural state of human actualization. A baby is born. Naturally, it grows over time. As it grows it learns, and as it learns it matures. Growth symbolizes progress, evolution, a journey toward a sort of fulfillment. Hence, many marry the one they’ve “grown” in love with. That’s the consummation of love. In our lives, chances are we will fall in love, sometimes too many times. But to understand love and be completed by it, we must make a stand. We must decide to pick ourselves up, dust our emotions, and choose to grow in love. Then and only then, may our journey in love be a story of rising, not falling.


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