I remember how the minute I saw my partner, I knew there was something special in him.
I was sitting in front of his house waiting for him to arrive. The sun was shining and I was feeling tired after all the previous months of traveling. I was thinking that I was ready to settle down for something more stable when I saw a car coming in.
I’ll probably never forget the feeling that captured me when he came out of that car and greeted me. A warm feeling overcame my body and a smile appeared onto my face — At that moment I knew.
We greeted each other and entered his home. I remember how he was casually talking about something and I couldn’t help but smile.
I couldn’t explain the feelings I was experiencing — But I simply knew that there was something special in this encounter of ours.
Does love at first sight exist?
Was that love at first sight? When looking back at that time I’d say yes, and no.
Yes — In a sense that in the moment of our encounter I slipped into the present moment and was able to experience the warm feelings of love. And no — In a sense of what many people believe love is. I wasn’t experiencing immediately all those aspects of romantic love described in the books.
When we gain a better understanding of what love really is, instead of relying into our beliefs and what we have been told, it becomes easier for us to see that experiencing love at first sight indeed is possible.
Love at first sight is as possible as love after ten years spent together.
Love is not dependent on time.
What is love and where does it come from?
Love is a feeling. It’s a feeling created within that has nothing to do with the other person — And yet, it has everything to do with them.
It has nothing to do with them because we don’t need the other person in order to be able to feel the love. Love is our natural state of being —It’s our birthright. And we can all experience this feeling when we become more present.
When we have a calm mind and we are not caught up in our thinking, we are better able to experience our true nature — Which is love.
And yet, love has everything to do with others, because we are all part of the same love.
When we understand this and see it to be true it becomes easier for us to see that love at first sight exists. If we are present, have an open mind when we meet the other person, we cannot help but experience the warm feelings of love.
But what many times stops us from experiencing these feelings is we ourselves, innocently keeping us from experiencing the love we want to experience.
What stops us from experiencing the feelings of love
Many times we believe that love is something that we need from another person in order to be happy. We think that when that right one comes, we will feel the love.
We believe that the other person must behave in a certain way in order for us to be able to feel loved and that we need to work on our relationships to maintain the love.
None of that is true. — We self limit our experience of love by buying into our own beliefs.
The only thing that can stop us from experiencing the love that exists between two people is that if we are mentally somewhere else.
If we are too caught up in our thinking, so that we are unable to see the love that exists in the present moment. If we are caught up in our beliefs allowing our disappointments of the past paint our experience of the present moment.
If we are busy in our heads thinking about work, our ideas of the other person or something else, we are simply not able to see the love that is there in the present moment.
How to fall more into the feeling of love (and possibly fall in love at first sight)
You don’t need to have an amazing experience of love at first sight to have a happy relationship — But know that the potential is there.
Every moment you have the possibility to awaken to the feeling of love, no matter where you are and who you are with because the love comes from within you.
You can feel the deep connection with a person you have just met or you can awaken to experience the love again with your partner with whom you have been together for years.
The love that you are looking for is here and now and it’s not dependent on other people. Recognizing this and how your thinking is the only thing that can get on the way will allow you to fall more into the feeling of love in your everyday life.
If you are willing to let go of your beliefs when and where you can experience love, you open yourself up to experience it no matter where you are and with who you are.
— That is when experiencing love at first sight becomes more possible, than impossible.
Have you ever experienced love at first sight? — I’d love hear your experiences. You can leave your insights and questions below this post.
With all my love,