Elton John, I Want Love ©2001 Mercury Records Ltd.
I want love, but it’s impossible
A man like me, so irresponsible
A man like me is dead in places
Other men feel liberated
I can’t love, shot full of holes
Don’t feel nothing, I just feel cold
Don’t feel nothing, just old scars
Toughening up around my heart
But I want love, just a different kind
I want love, won’t break me down
Won’t brick me up, won’t fence me in
I want a love, that don’t mean a thing
That’s the love I want, I want love
I want love on my own terms
After everything I’ve ever learned
Me, I carry too much baggage
Oh man I’ve seen so much traffic
How often do we look to others to give us the love we deserve? How often do we do so before looking to ourselves?
It may seem impossible when we feel broken down, scarred and numb, that we could find love. But love comes in many forms and many ways.
You can have love, on your own terms, and it starts with you. It starts with loving yourself.
With believing that you deserve love. That you are worthy of it. That while you are imperfect and have flaws and scars and baggage and holes, you are not only those things.
It starts with looking closely at yourself and accepting all of who you are. The positive aspects and all the baggage.
You aren’t perfect. And neither is anyone else. Expecting that you will find love from another that will fill all the voids within yourself is a concept that will never succeed.
You are amazing, just as you are.
Work towards accepting and loving every part of who you are, because if you can’t love and accept yourself how can you possibly expect others to?
How could you possibly ever believe that the love they give you is honest and deserving, if you don’t believe that you deserve love?