The Expression of Love

by Tanya Geisler on · 14 comments

Here's what I know about love.

Unexpressed, love is:

a painting unrealized,

a gift not given,

a talent not shared,

a song unsung,

a good idea, that no one will ever know.

Yes. It may exist, but until it's been shared, it's merely the lonely tree falling in the forest. Irrelevant whether it makes a sound or not.

Expressing love is risky. There can be no doubt.

The painting may not be admired. The gift may not quite fit. The talent may not be appreciated. The song may not resonate. The good idea may "good" but "not for right now".

Painful, to be sure.

But once you BELIEVE in the value of the whisperings of you heart?

Magic ignited.

Once you believe your painting is the answer; the gift is transformative; the talent will heal souls; the song will endure in hearts forever; the idea IS the change, then you'll shout it from the highest mountains, right? Loud and righteously proud.

What will it take for you to believe your love into expression with wild abandon?


by Tanya Geisler

Clarity. Action. Achievement. Joy. Tanya Geisler is a CTI-certified coach (a.k.a. "catalyst, not therapist") and speaker who believes that life is a grand production...and it's time for you to step into your starring role. And radiate. Right now.
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feliciafarnham February 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm

You just made an excellent point on the dynamic quality of love and how it truly must be shared in order for it to be realized. Like you are saying, you can have love in your heart but until it’s expressed it’s not love. Potential means nothing until it is realized!

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Tanya March 2, 2012 at 6:51 am

So glad this landed with you, Felicia!!
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Naomi February 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Stunningly beautiful, Tanya – thank you for this, xo
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Tanya March 2, 2012 at 8:21 am

Just had a browse through your site, Naomi. You clearly know about love. Gorgeous.
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David Stevens February 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Well expressed, Tanya…thankyou
be good to yourself
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Tanya March 2, 2012 at 8:24 am

Thank you, David. That is my intention!
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Andrew Walker February 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Love is, simply, unexplainable. That’s my answer, if you ask me. 🙂
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Chrysta Bairre February 24, 2012 at 7:03 am

I do believe love is meant to be shared and that goes for self-love as well as the love I feel for family, friends, furkids, nature and the Earth. When I express my love, I feel happy and fulfilled.

Chrysta
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Tanya March 2, 2012 at 8:26 am

Yes yes yes!!!
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Evelyn Lim February 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Wow…I love this! Not many words but what you wrote sure created a powerful impact! Awesome!
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Noel February 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Yes Tanya, it’s important to express the love and todo it before it’s too late because “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. (John Greenleaf Whittier)
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Tanya March 2, 2012 at 8:27 am

Thank you, Evelyn. In my coach training, I was introduced to the acronym: WAIT (why am I talking?). It applies to writing too. Sometimes, less is more. I appreciate the acknowledgment. And what you are up to in this world.
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Jannie Funster February 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Wow. This is beautiful. A most enchanting post.

Well, since you ask…. I DO believe in my heart’s whisperings and the good they can share with others! wonderful way of putting it, Tanya.

And since I am a songwriter, my song paintings are my gifts, eh? Good post for me! So I continue to craft my art, better my chops, and surreder to the ignition of this “magic” you so joyfully portray.

And it really IS all about love.
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Tanya March 2, 2012 at 8:28 am

Yes it is, dear Jannie. Yes it is.
xo
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