Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Beast Within
William Shakespeare once said, ~O powerful love, that in some respects make a beast a man; in some others, a man a beast.~ In some aspect, love/true love is considered to be most definitely a Godzilla like beast where it has the capacity to reek havoc and not to mention destroy lives mentally, personally, emotionally, as well as spiritually. For it can be a considerably chaotic situation indeed within ourselves as if the beastly iconic monster has rampaged or is currently rampaging through our own thoughts, feelings, and emotions to the point where we're frantically scrambling around, so to speak, in order to seek a sense of calming safety. Essentially, when the human heart is involved regarding a potentially significant relationship you're either going to run away utterly scared or face it head on with absolute bravery. If you think about it, any person no matter who you are can never truly underestimate the size and strength of what true happiness can bring forth, especially if you're expecting it. Thinking about it further, you're never truly prepared for it to appear and it certainly comes out of nowhere leaving one not only surprised, but in complete and total disbelief to where you have no earthly idea what's happening until its too late. True, a person becomes initially rattled not knowing what they're about to experience causing him/her/you to constantly analyze and rationalize the situation so much so it turns into an obsession. Let me tell you something, it has happened or is happening to countless others including myself causing each one of us to be pushed to brink of our own sanity. As I said before, it can be chaotic situation indeed within ourselves as if the beastly iconic monster has rampaged or is currently rampaging through our own thoughts, feelings, and emotions to the point where we're frantically scrambling around, so to speak, in order to seek a sense of calming safety. In some ways, the people frantically running away in fear is similar to certain individual aspects concerning matters of the heart to metaphorically scramble inwardly in all directions. Doubt, confusion, frustration, anger, disbelief, etc. are just a number of thoughts/feelings/emotions a person faces upon suddenly realizing they're up against something so tremendously huge the odds of quite possibly surviving or ending up coming out the other side the same person you were before is an absolute unknown. Without a doubt, the inward rampaging beast of chaos can oftentimes spread outwardly leading to unfortunate casualties in it's wake. You see, you have to be grateful for your platoon of family, best buds, and gal pals who have your back/stick by you when you're going through your own personal relationship inner turmoil or lack thereof. However, they knowingly must tread lightly because of how delicate the situation is and something even said and/or done sets off a physical/verbal nuclear like blast that lays waste to anyone standing their way, in a manner of speaking. Granted, they'll suffer and endure the painful harsh shots at/towards them but at the same time you're thankful/appreciative how strong the bonds of family/friendship you share with the people who'll never leave your side in your time of need. In retrospect, there is a delicate balance within each one of us as it pertains to wanting to have/be in a worthwhile relationship. The quintessential peaceful calm that a best friend for life can happily bring whereas the single life can at times loudly echo the feelings of loneliness. What it primarily comes down to is taking control of the inner frantic chaos within instead of it taking control of you. Ultimately, use the fear in your favor and in doing so the seemingly overwhelming size and strength won't matter because you made the decision to not run away from something that will forever put a smile on your face. In the end, all it ever takes is a seemingly insignificant remark, look, touch or whatever the case may be to awaken the beast within and once it is it you hope there is happy ending rather than a tragic one for your heart.