This quote from the movie Moulin Rouge rings true. Love is a natural and fulfilling part of life. We all love someone in one way or another. Without love, we would be empty. Love means many different things. You can love your spouse, love your child, love your friends, and even love your cat. Love has excellent health benefits and can keep you happy.
Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has been studying people and how they love for years. She stated that she sees only about 15-20% of people that actually love whole-heartedly. When studying the reason for these people being able to open themselves up completely and give all of their heart to another person, one of the biggest things she found was that they felt worthy and felt that they deserved love.
In order to love fully, you need to be able to step back and look at your life. Let go of exhaustion, it only causes stress and makes you feel more depressed about life. Find joy in the little things in life. Some think a walk in the park or a nice long drive with the windows down is a simple pleasure and it relaxes them. Others do not make time for these small joys and wind up exhausted. People who want to love with all of their hearts need to be able to step back and calm down. They need to make more time to relax.
Finding a hobby is a great way to calm yourself down, and also to find a simple joy in life. When you have that joy, it gives you a place to go when you are feeling sad or frustrated, and your cares will melt away as you delve into your new hobby. Make time to play. Get silly. Have a light saber fight in the middle of a toy store. When you can experience these things, you are ready for love.