Unheard Love...

October 11, 2009

In our lives, sometimes we are hesitant and shy of expressing our love. The fear of embarrassing the other person or ourselves makes us dilly-dally in saying the magical words ‘I Love You’. Therefore, we try to communicate this in another manner.

We normally use words such as ‘take care’, ‘don’t drive too fast’, ‘I just don’t want you to get hurt’, or ‘I care about what happens to you’; we really know how to amuse ourselves with words. Sometimes, we really behave in a very outlandish way—the only thing we want to say and the one thing that we should say is the one thing we actually don’t say!

And many a times, the meaning never gets communicated at all and the other person is left feeling unloved and unwanted. Has this ever happened to you? So, what is the solution? We have to ‘listen for love’! Does that sound good?

We must listen for love in the words that people say to us; sometimes unequivocal words are indispensable, but more often the approach of saying things is even more important.   A spontaneous hug says ‘I love you’, any expression of a person’s concern for another says “I love you”. Haven’t many of us gone through this phase and always wondered what’s happening; why someone is trying to get so close?

We have many ways to say I love you; sometimes with little notes, with smiles, and sometimes with tears; sometimes we show our love by just keeping quiet and not saying a word; at other times by speaking out, even harshly!

We tend to show our love by impetuosity. The actual problem with giving an ear to love is that we don’t always understand the language of love which the other person is using— a girl may use tears to say what she wants to say, and her lover may not understand her because he expects her to talk to in his language.

So, we have to actually listen for love; the quandary with our so called beautiful world is that people seldom listen to each other—they hear the words, but they don’t listen to the actions that convey the words or see the expression on the face. They do not see the love that is there just beneath the shell.

By listening for love we will be able to find that the world around us is a very lovely place. Love is a happy thing, so never ever regret having fallen for someone who does not love you.

Love does not necessarily mean having to be together; love also means sacrifice! If you love the person truly, then I am sure that you will also love all the things and the people that the other person loves. Sometimes, in love we laugh; love makes us groove to silent music, it makes us sad and it makes us seek the reason why certain things are happening when they are not supposed to.

It makes us give and take and above all else, it makes us live! How is that? It is the presence or absence of people that makes the difference because a person need not be lonely even if he/she is alone.

Sometimes, it is also good to be alone but that does make us lonely. It is not a matter of being present with someone but rather a matter of being present ‘to’ someone; isn’t that true?

So guys and gals, if you love someone, express your feelings and remember to always say what you mean and to stop beating around the bush. Be direct and clear in whatever you want to say; never be afraid to express yourself.

Always be yourself and for that you have to be who you really are—the real YOU. Seize the day and have no regrets!

By Steff Gratia Fernandes
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Comment on this article


    Tue, Oct 20 2009


  • imran, k s a

    Sun, Oct 18 2009


  • Mohamed Tahir,

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    Artical is true, it expresses the true feelings.

  • Denis, Dammam

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    Good Article…. Very well said “If you love the person truly, then sure that you will also love all the things and the people that the other person loves”. A person never comes alone, he/she comes in a full package which includes peoples, relationships, Caste/Religion, place of inhabit, education, knowledge, wealth, success etc… that he/she loves and live-on. If he/she loves all these things of that person then it means he/she loves that person completely. Every relationship is something like give and get. Give love unconditionally and you will get that back in many ways in your life.


    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    super! Super! Super! what a way to explain the "untold story" of love.Daijiworld bring more aricles like this.It is definetly BLUE-RIBBON stuff.

  • Merlyn D'Mello, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    Truly beautiful...very well said..its the reality after all....

  • Dennis Menezes, Balkunje/ Jeddah

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    Wonderful Article Gratia ! In today's world people have no time to express their love to some one they love, as they are pre-occupied with their own problems. How beautiful to say some one "I Love You" when you express your concern to him. True love comes from heart. As St.Paul said” if you sell all your property and even give your body to be burned and if you have no Love in your heart ” IT PROFITS YOU NOTHING”.! Let us express our heartfelt love to all our near and dear ones and let us say to them with a big smile "I LOVE YOU" for it costs us nothing.!!!

  • Veena, Mumbai/Kuwait

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    Truly Beautiful!

  • Fahim Mugdi, shirur / Jeddah

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way...good efforts Gratia Fernandes keep writting

  • Gayathri Suvarna, Valencia,Mlre/Bahrain

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    Nice Article.....I liked it....


    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    Superb article! as this article is saying love is sacrifice absolutely right, but now a days people are using love for cheating others,spoiling others life. Now a days good things are only in books.  Even love is same, its looking good only in stories not in real life.  Its very rare ke "pyar ke badle pyar milta hai". But its common "Pyar ke badle dard milta hai." but I pray to god ke "pyar ke badle hamesha pyar hi mile"....Aamen

  • shwetha, mangalore

    Sun, Oct 11 2009

    Superb! you spoke the reality.Sometimes we wont be knowing how we react with the person whom we love so much,but always will be in a dilema is it a love or just an attraction. Once if we really have feelings for someone its better to express rather than feeling guilty later.

  • jeazel, Mumbai/Dubai

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    It is an ausum article written and i wish there was more to it. I wanted to read more on this article.hope to see more articles which would brighten our day and bring some postive energy. Bravo to Gratia Fernandes

  • Lancy Fernandes, Jeppu/Pune

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    Wonderful Gratia! Great . well expressed ideas. My dimension was doubled about the so narrow conotation of Love that most people have. experiecial writeup will benefit people than mere theory. Keep it up.

  • kavya, bangalore

    Sun, Oct 11 2009

    Really nice! a very good one!

  • Lancy Moras, Bendur - Jeddah, KSA

    Sun, Oct 11 2009

    Wonderful Gratia and one of the rare article I have ever come read. The word "I LOVE YOU" should undeniabley canonized and shouldn't b forgotten in our living life for sure. How many of us will think of the precious meaning of such a breathtaking word ? I must say the full meaning of our life is covered with three short words "I LOVE YOU". Awesome I say. I am euphoric by reading your fabulous article on this.

    To support your superb article I would be glad to add this: "Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. And again, I do remember reading this: "A bell is no bell 'till one rings it, A song is no song 'till one sings it, And love in our heart wasn't put there to stay - Love isn't love 'Till we give it away to the true person who truly desrves it.". Thank you Gratia, congrats and God bless.

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