You’re not sure what’s going on.
Your heart continues to race, whether or not you are in that person’s presence.
Thoughts flood your mind, making it difficult to focus on anything other than the person in front of you.
This person is by your side throughout the day, keeping you company in your lonely moments.
You can’t let it go because somehow that person has managed to penetrate your pores, merging and making the distinction between you and that person little more than a shadow.
You’re falling in love and the world has finally started to turn.
The moment you realize what you’re getting yourself into is the moment you breathe new life and start living.
Falling in love is the most memorable moment of your life – every time it happens.
In life, you should never stop falling in love, because the moment you stop, the colors start to fade.
We are cursed to always make comparisons between new experiences and memories.
As advantageous as we have the ability to hold two things side by side, compare and analyze them, it is also what condemns us to a life full of sadness and disappointment.
Accepting that life’s downs are necessary for ups is not in our nature.
We are creatures that never want to lose.
We never want to diminish our possessions, our place in the world and in social circles.
We are individuals who fear loss.
When we look at the experiences we have had and the emotions we feel, we compare them to what we are feeling in the present moment.
While memories allow us to look back fondly, they simultaneously diminish the pleasure we receive from what we are experiencing now.
Because we hate to lose, we love the idea of always climbing higher, always achieving more, trying something new, and most of all, getting better.
We are in constant competition with ourselves, trying to top our pleasant moments in life with more pleasant and memorable moments.
All this, however, is an illusion – a trick we play on ourselves.
And it’s this constant search for that high point that will make you feel like you’re constantly on the losing team.
To succeed in life and form a successful partnership, you have to learn to value the uniqueness of each moment you live.
Every little thing you see and experience in life is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
No two seconds in your life will ever be the same.
Two moments will never taste the same as the other, nor will you ever live this minute of your life again.
We all live on borrowed time.
The person you are this very second is not the last person you were.
The difference can be tiny, even imperceptible.
However, there is a difference.
When looking at a broader period of time, it is readily apparent how much we have changed as people.
This same principle applies to all people in the world.
This applies to your friends, your family, your colleagues and your lovers.
Every moment you spend with the person you love is a moment you will never get back.
It is a moment in time that ceases to exist as soon as it comes into existence.
The time you spend with the one you love is time you should treasure, regardless of how it makes you feel compared to how other times in your life have made you feel.
What you once felt is gone.
You cannot live in the past, allowing fossilized emotions to influence your decisions.
What you are feeling right now is the only time in your life when you will feel exactly like this.
This moment is unique.
It is not duplicable and therefore must be appreciated.
As we take every moment for granted, we lose sight of the fact that love is a living thing that needs to be nurtured.
The secret to loving and lasting relationships is simple.
You need to fall in love with the person all over again and do it as often as possible.
We all remember that moment when we realized that this stranger we’ve only known for a short time is of great value to us, the moment when we realize that we care about this person as much as we care about ourselves.
This magical moment will almost certainly never be as magical as it was the first time.
When you fall in love with someone for the first time, the novelty intensifies the experience.
It increases your awareness of both the person you love and the emotions you are experiencing.
The first time will always be the most intense of times just because of that extra stimulant.
This, however, does not mean that falling in love repeatedly with the same individual is not possible.
All it means is that falling in love with that person will never be the same as the first time.
It will feel different each time and for different reasons, under different conditions and circumstances.
However, continually falling in love throughout your life with that single person is not only possible, but necessary for you to be part of the kind of relationship you’ve always dreamed of.
What you cannot afford to do, however, is spend time comparing the way you are feeling now to the way you initially felt when Cupid hit the arrow.
Doing so will only nullify the emotions you should be feeling.
The past will drown the present if you don’t learn to love the moment for what it is alone and nothing else.
Don’t run away from fear of losing love.
You can’t miss it.
You can only stop creating it.