Love is the most complex emotion we can ever experience: powerful as it is vulnerable, and beautiful as it is foreboding. Love is an invitation to engage our greatest hopes and our deepest fears. Love is strengthened by worthiness and diminished by self-doubt. But why do we complicate our greatest gift? Because when we offer our heart for safekeeping, our demons come out to taunt our joy. If we give in, we savage the gift with shame, abandonment or betrayal: the three apocalyptic wounds responsible for the infamies of our humanity.
I am painting love with a grim brush to forewarn you of its enemies. Enough said to the wise? Not really, because wisdom does not equal perfection. The remedy to overcome the enemies of love is not to seek perfection. Our demons are immune to bullets, but not to compassion.
Surrendering to our fears is as hopeless and assuming our demons will cease their visits. Instead, the bonding we create with those we love, can prevent entering the gates of our hell, and rescue us when we succumb to the way of fallen angels.
Enter love with all your demons, and allow compassion to slay them with the sword of immutable commitment of worthiness to those you choose to share your dreams.