"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love." Goethe
No one is free from the influence that this world and those around us have on us.
we are chiseled away as we grow and experience new things, as we experience life. From the adrenaline rush that comes from scaling up a mountain, to the devastation that comes from a broken heart, everything has the ability to leave a deep mark on our body and soul. These are our battle scars. They are proof that we have loved, that we have lived. Don't hide them, embrace them.
If we are indeed molded and scarred by what we love, some may wonder, why then, should I bother to love at all? Because, allowing ourselves to do so means allowing ourselves to live. Without love, there would be no life, no passion, nothing to look forward to, nothing to get excited about, nothing to change the pace of our lives. Many great things have come from those who have loved and have allowed themselves to be influenced by the things and people who they've loved. So love, as much as you can and as many people as you can.
Resisting to do so would mean refusing to be human.
Give into the vulnerability that comes from an open heart and use that to create something amazing in your lifetime. You won't know how wonderful that feeling can be unless you give it a try.
Love and good vibes,