Tuesday, April 17, 2007

How much can a heart hold?

A question without an answer. How much can the human heart hold? How much love and how much pain can be inside at once? How much is too much?

As I've gone through life I've found my capacity for pain grows. What I couldn't handle years ago I can now safely navigate through. Perhaps also the capacity for love grows? But I don't think either grow from time. They grow with experience.

Some people in this world, a special few, have the ability to make my heart grow. They bring feelings of love and caring and surprise me each time I realize my capacity to love has yet again increased.

If you know someone with pain in their heart, try to alleviate some of that for them. You may just find that what was a bit of pain for one person transforms into a bit of love carried by two. If we had more of this in the world, we would all have fewer pains.


J. D. said...

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. That's the only thing that there's just too little of.

I don't know if capacity for love grows with age, but, I sure know that appreciation for love does......J.D.

AsianSmiles said...

very profound.. thanks for the nice post..

I Dive At Night said...

Hi Smiles. Nice of you to drop by. Never read Taoist books while falling in love. Practically debillitating.

J.D., appreciation for everything grows with age. I appreciate my parents more and more every year.

Minka said...

I think, or truly hope...that there is just as much love out there as there is pain.

That is why when a tragedy occurs, as has recently in Virginia, stop pointing fingers and try to distribute blame...hug it out and learn together. Don´t make it worse by inflicting more pain, where is it gonna lead.
It is spring: here´s to fresh starts, re-birth and strength!

I Dive At Night said...

To fresh starts, rebirths and the strength to face what we must to improve the world.

J. D. said...