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Once upon a time … I choose LOVE

Kids have unlimitted imagination. They believe they can fly, they believe they can move a spoon on the table with only the power of their mind, they believe that all the world is full of love and they always act like everyone and everything is connected. They cannot name that power but they feel it and they manifest it from all their big litlle hearts.

But than, the adults start educate them. „You cannot go there, be carefull, this is scarry, stay on your path, do not look around, run away from danger, that human looks weird so you should stay away from him/her, being different is bad, you will not be accepted by others, what a stupid thing to say that you can move a spoon with your mind, love is a construct of philosophy, it is not real, stop imagine things and come back to Earth, you cannot live by your imagination, you should learn some material skills so you can survive, you cannot make money from art, you have to always take care only of yourself first, every men for its self, etc”

And after a while, the kid, who became an educated youngster, becomes sad, confused, with almost no will to live anymore. He/she does not know what to do with his/hers life because nothing makes sense and everything seems without purpose. He/she forgot that once upon a time everything seemed possible and love and the power to create actually existed and they were not abstract concepts.

But, you know that saying „if you cannot touch it, it does not exist”. But you cannot touch light either, and the light exist anyway…so…how is it after all ?

And so, confused and alone, looking for something undefined, the youngster meets a person that is like anyone he/she ever seen.

And that person actually says that everything you want is possible, and you have the power in you to do whatever you want to do. You just have to let it aut and let it flow.

And you want to believe that person, because you see it with your own eyes that that person has a beautiful life, full of potential, and peace and joy and love…love…that supposed abstract concept.

And you start to ask yourself…Who am I? What do I want? Where did I lose myself ? How did I got here ?

And, with a litlle bit of fear, you go back to your childhood, and you look at the kid who believed he/she could fly and move a spoon on the table with his mind. And you compare the kid with that person that inspired you and…what do you know? Aside for the age, they are not that different.

The most important thing the kid and that person have in common is that they did not gave up believing. Believing in yourself, believing in what you think, regardless of other people opinions, believing that life is trully beautifull and precious, believind that love really does exist, you can feel it, you can share it, you have it, other people have it too, it is not an abstract concept. It is as real as you are !

So, one small step at a time, and with a leap of faith, you put your new self in everything you do… and you realise that the only loyalty you owe is to yourself and if you respect that…action by action your life becomes… about you and your love. And everything and everyone arround you becomes touched by the love in you. And everything comes into place, with no effort at all. It just is!

Because there cannot exist life without love.

Love is the core of everything. Of you, of the human next to you, of every plant or animal you see, of the universe itself.

So now, after experimenting the new old me, IN LOVE I TRUST! It is the universal key of everything that exists.

In all of my days in Beja, at „Training your dragon” course, that is what I felt and learned.

The limits exist only in our „educated” mind. All the barriers we put in the way of love are just like the education quoted above. And once you put them aside, everything is possible. You can fly up in the sky and beyound, with or without your dragon ! You can connect with everything and everyone who is willing to accept love.

So…what do you chose for yourself ?

I choose love! Again!

Roxana Cojocaru

Youth worker Gamma Projects & Research


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