I heard this Beatles song with the following lyrics and it goes, “Hey, you got to hide your love away. Hey you got to hide your love away.” I believe love is not a mere feeling. I think it’s more of an action. Love is not meant to be hidden. It’s suppose to be given away for all the world to see. It’s seeing beyond the person who’s with you, looking out for them, caring for them.
I am proud of those people who try to make a difference in this world. It’s love manifested. I have seen a lot of people who join causes of all types. Animal lovers. Nature lovers and many more. Usually these people are passionate about the work they do. For example, if you’re an environmentalist who doesn’t want nature to be spoiled, or polluted, you’ll do your best to create an awareness. Then you’ll be going to the beach, picking up all the trash there. Then you’ll invite people to join you and help you clean up the shoreline.
Now the question is, what do you do if you have not received that love at all? Well there is a tendency to keep to ones self, and hide. Psychology calls this a defense mechanisms, and there are a lot of them actually which I will talk about in the near future. Defense mechanisms protect people from harming themselves further. Some will even have to see a doctor in order to feel alive. Regardless, we all need to love and to be loved in return even if we’re broken.
There will be a time wherein that love given away is not returned. Some may feel sad when this happens. But it’s ok. Don’t let other people’s negative feeling stop you from showing love. Don’t let their actions affect you. Keep on loving anyway. Show that unconditonal love that you have for others.
But what about those who are looking for it, who are longing for it? The answer is to look for a person who you can look up to as a role model of love. An example of this would be to visit workers in a shelter and asking them how they show love. Then volunteer in a shelter and take care of the animals there. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dog or a kitty cat. I am amazed to see Youtube videos of animals whose humans have love them so much like dogs crying when they recognize their humans who went away for a long time.
Here are other examples: (You may have other examples as well)
Talk with people working in a hospice or nursing home
Ask advice for a mentor or a person whom you trust the most and can give you solid advice
Volunteer to take care of a stray kitty who needs feeding every two hours (or whatever is advised)
I hope you find the love that you’re looking for. Don’t be afraid to show that love now so that you won’t have regrets.