Sometimes words are overrated and just don't do justice to what you're feeling.
Most of us lead busy lives where relaxing means so much as laying on the couch watching tv, to just not have to think for a moment. True relaxation comes when your body can actively let go of the overwhelm of the day in the form of muscle tension, headache, scattered thoughts and so on.
As watching tv numbs and pushes our awareness to the background, in most cases the tension will continue to linger.
I strongly believe we were given the ability to feel for a reason and that it's important to actually do so.
In allowing yourself to become aware of what your body is feeling, you can start to figure out what it needs in order to let go of all underlying tension.
Walking in nature for example opens up the senses and helps your mind and body relax, by simply being aware of what you feel, hear, smell and so on. Even more so if you figure out how to quiet your mind, even if it's just for a little while.
I just love love, always have and always will. I've tried to find it anywhere and everywhere, this oh so beautiful, romantic and magical love.
I've always walked around with this hole in my heart, this longing to be one with someone, to belong. I would never be fully happy, no matter how much someone else said they loved me. It just never felt enough.
All my life I've been searching, in boyfriends, addictions, friends, food, none of which could give me the love I felt I lacked.
It took me years of looking for it in all the wrong places until I felt there were no options left, I was just born to be this melancholic, deeply sad person.
Funny enough no one would see this on the outside, as I'd become an expert in hiding my feelings, eventually even for myself.
So what is love? And why do some people seem to attract love with every step they take, while others seem to have such a hard time?
And why are we mostly searching for it as if it's the one and only thing that will complete us?