The Broader Perspective of Love

True Love from Lali Source: flickr.com
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Happiness from Ihughesphotography Source: flickr.com

The Broader Perspective of Love

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


It is within the arms of love that we find true happiness,

a calm and considered resolution to be happy and content

with what we have, regardless of what that is.

Love creates a shift of thinking,

allowing us to see beyond the periphery of physical life,

to get to the core of what life means and offers.

How easy it is to become lost in the mundane,

the hackneyed drudgery of physical existence,

the emotional games and egocentric clashes of will,

when all we really want is to be happy.

Yet happiness is not dependent on anything,

beyond our decision to live in it.

The cycle of goals is empty if happiness is to be the result,

It inevitably become the elusive butterfly,

winning an illusive and temporary feeling.

Happiness is a decision taken in the knowledge

that ills are temporary and a smile is always at hand.

Love infuses life with a calm and selfless perspective,

giving new meaning to the trivial aspects of conflict and will,

and an openness that draws from wisdom

not the knee-jerk responses of thoughtlessness.

Happiness lives within love,

inspired by it, driven by it and fed by it.

In selfless love, we share the lessons from the troubles in life,

the failures that are our lessons to learn and overcome.

In love there is perspective,

an attitude that is resolute and steadfast.

Happiness is our greatest feat, our most profound decision.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Genna, Glad you agree.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"Yet happiness is not dependent on anything,

beyond our decision to live in it."

So very true! And this is one of our most profound decisions.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Kevin, glad you enjoyed it.


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kevins blog52 5 years ago from southern Indiana

I liked that Tony, you don't leave much to say, you pretty much raped it up.I will follow you if you don't mind and read more of your poems,If you could follow me back that would be great.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you agree Senoritaa. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.


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Senoritaa 5 years ago

I like it. Selfless love is the key to happiness.

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