A year ago, I published a video called ‘If You Decide To Love Someone’, and currently, it has 2 million views. I believe this brought a lot of people together because the vulnerability that was expressed, and it is this vulnerability that connects us all as human beings. This is a good foundation to build a community on, because you will only ever be expected to be who you are. It also invites others to do the same.
They never said your life would be easy, but it will be worth it
So always remember to measure your life against the backdrop of eternity
We pay homage to the growth of a caterpillar, a story of courage, strength, and rebirth. What we don't acknowledge as often is the revolution that happens within a cocoon. The birth of a butterfly is directly juxtaposed by the death of a caterpillar. And this, I believe, is how true change occurs in our lives. There is a beauty in acknowledging the reflection of our own human experience in the processes of nature. Much like the caterpillar, change for us is often turbulent on the inside though seemingly casual to onlookers. Within a cocoon a caterpillar must destroy itself completely to become something new. Amidst darkness and uncertainty, I imagine the caterpillar is challenged to engage an unwavering faith, knowing that beyond its current circumstances lies the advent of a much greater good. We all face similar challenges in our lifetime. Maybe we encounter the ache of heartbreak, the loss of a parent or loved one, maybe the plans we had for our lives were shattered to nothing. We all find ourselves in scenarios that demand abrupt change to which we have a hard time adapting. I believe it is in this shattered reality that we find pieces of our purpose. A caterpillar must abandon its life on the ground to find the sky.
If you decide to love someone,
Love is the conscious decision after infatuation. We often identify love as a feeling but I offer instead that it is a principle. A mutual understanding between partners - the commitment to love when it is inconvenient, when it is uncomfortable, and when it is easier to walk away. We tend to reserve this kind of approach to love for marriage, but I believe in order to engage in lasting and truly fulfilling relationships, mutual respect and accountability must be present in their foundation.