Open Wide to Love


I am open wide for Love
My eyes see it coming
My mouth waters open
My heart breathes it in

I am open wide for Love!
My arms outstretched
To receive its warmth
And satisfying goodness!

I am open wide for Love!
My legs wrap around it
In an embrace of whole
Body, heart and Soul!

I am open wide for Love
Awake and prepared
For whatever may come
As I give myself fully

To Love

10 thoughts on “Open Wide to Love

  1. I’ve been single two years, far too long. I can FEEL these words deeply. I think most of us were born to give and receive love and share our life with another person. ~ t/y

    • Thanks for your comment, hipmonkey. Indeed, love is as important to us as breath itself–studies have shown this over and again, yes? And the giving is as valuable (if not more!) than the receiving. I just have to stop playing favorites with my love. 😉

    • Thank you! I agree, and we can’t always rely on someone else to fulfill that need. Someone once said to me “Love begets love”. I’ve thought about that so much, and can see, at least intellectually right now, that the giving of love without expectation of receipt is how that works. Helps us to tap into a limitless supply of love within. Easier said than done, however, yes?

      • C always tells me that love is without expectations and that is why we love each other. I suppose there is a lot of truth to that both in practice and theory. Sometimes I think that the love with give is the form of love that we receive, which makes it a little more complicated. Love is subjective as is every human emotion.

      • Hm, I grew up being taught “unconditional love” this, and “unconditional love” that. But then in college, I had to learn that boundaries are important, too, as well as having to speak up for my own needs, while still being willing to negotiate with another person. It is complicated, and there is no simple answer; each situation is different. Sometimes I have to let go of my desire for my partners, sometimes he has to give in, sometimes we each get what we want. It’s a dance…that is, again, easier said than done, and I am still certainly working on it every day (or most days).

  2. I read this on another blog – thought of you, had to share:
    “I have been in a better mood ever since, and have decided not to even say this woman’s name anymore, because she fills me with such existential doubt, such a sense of impending doom and disbelief, that only the Germans could possibly have words for it.”
    –Anne Lamott

    • I can’t even tell you how perfect your timing is. Filled with grief today, and confusion, and frustration… Got to put my big girl panties on and charge forward. Thank you so much! Hugs to you!

      • You must value yourself more highly, my friend. Replace your grief with indignation. YOU are worthy. You are WORTHY. You ARE worthy. Read it and repeat it until you realize it. Another’s failure to recognize and appreciate the sunshine doesn’t mean the sun doesn’t shine. Have a great day!

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