Maulana Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi once said:
Human always get into relationships thinking that they are in love, only later to realize that it was just infatuation. So how do you know that what you feel for a person, is not just another passing phase of attraction?
Many say that there is an age to fall in love. However, this is not true. Your level of maturity is the main deciding factor. Maturity refers to the level of understanding of situations. Think about the experiences you have faced in your life. Have you been into serious relationships before? Do you know what a heart break is like?
Well, all these factors matter a lot when it comes to differentiating between infatuation and love. Unless you have experienced infatuations before, you will not know what love feels like.
Love doesn’t need a reason. And if there is a reason, it is not love. If you like them just on the basis of their looks or their ability to crack you up, then that is mere attraction. When you really love someone, all these things hardly matter much. How much do you know them?
If you don’t know them enough, you can’t possibly say what you feel for them is love. The reason being, you don’t even know them enough to decide whether you really love them.
Once you know a person with all their faults and weaknesses and once you have mixed about with other people who are more attractive or charming than them and yet the way you feel about them doesn’t seem to change, only then can you be sure that what you feel for them, is love.
Love is just a four letter word, yet is more complex than any other word in the dictionary. Its inability to be described is the main reason why it is so difficult to be spotted. Infatuation can be very deceiving. It makes you believe that you are in love, when in reality you are not even close.
And perhaps a groovy kind of love is just around the corner for you.
To you whom I haven't met yet, will you believe me if I said infatuation makes the world go round while love just make it a safer place? My mysterious someone, never asked yourself one day what love needs, ask yourself what makes the love in you come alive. As such, follow the love in your heart, and it will follow you forever and always.
I had wrote 326 love letters to you since few years ago and I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.That's what motivated me to continue doing it through out the years.
I wrote it not because I'm educated but because I'm driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. I want to be understood much more than I want to be respected or praised by someone that I love, which I hope is you, one day. And that perhaps, is what makes me different from others.
Until then, keep in your mind the fact that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other. If there is a day when you read all my notes here, smile with the most beautiful heart in your life, for this is what I called love comes softly.
You had me at first hello, my sunshine.
For the other half of the sky,
The Half Moon Serenades.