"At the risk of sounding ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by feelings of love."
- Che Guevara
Romantic love makes each breath lighter, each smile more infectious, and each of life's burdens more effortless to carry. True love brings with it an honest faith in the possibility of never-ending happiness. It offers the refreshment of a deep well of bliss that renews us daily like the coolest water on a hottest day. Love provides the excitement of a new life filled with infinite possibilities and freedoms.
The way we love is the way we live. Most of us have known love, but it seems we don't know how to love. We expect our lovers to prove their love as though it needs any proof at all. We so naively try to possess each other as though it were possible to put our feelings in a box. To possess is to murder love with rules, conditions, compromises, duties, and sacrifices. Remember those feelings which made love worthwhile to begin with? Those feelings are the opposite of what it feels like to be possessed. There is a better way.
To be radical is to fundamentally question even the most widely-held beliefs. To love radically is to figure out how love works for you, how love works in your relationships, and to live according to your own conclusions regardless of what anybody else does.
For me, a life without deep feelings of love is no life at all. So, in my world, there is no reason to limit or control love. I wouldn't ask anyone to apologize for having loved. I will not ask anyone to prove love through sacrifice because the noblest actions flow naturally and effortless from love, itself. I will never try to cage love because, in my experience, it does not tend to fly away if you don't drive it away.
To live a life of love, I think it is necessary to be brave enough and strong enough to hold love above any occasional feelings of insecurity, fear, and jealousy. These feelings can be discussed, dealt with, and put aside. We can let these petty emotions be fleeting so that love, itself, is not!