How Do You Know?

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ~Dr. Seuss  

During my time of writer’s block, I asked Love to suggest something to write about. His suggestion: Love… “How you know when you’re in love,” he specifies. Immediately, I think back to a few days earlier when I was talking with my friend and she asked the same thing of me. “Well, I’m no expert,” I thought to myself [in both situations]. I know how I feel about it, but who am I to tell another “what is” and “what is not”.?.  “Love” is complicated enough, right!?! So I put the post off – to contemplate. Then, yesterday I read a friend’s status on Facebook where he was asking, “How do you know if it’s love or lust”. Well, this was the third time that the topic had come to my attention. So, I’m weighing in…  

Being that this post was initially suggested by Love, I asked his opinion – to give another perspective in addition to mine. Like I said before, we’re no experts. We just know how we feel about it. So, below are just a few of many ways we feel let you know when you’re in love with Love…  

He Says:  

  1. When it doesn’t feel right to do things by yourself that you normally do with Love [ranging from little things such as watching TV to big things such as taking trips].
  2. When Love is the first person you want to hear from in the morning and the last person you want to talk to before you go to bed.
  3. When no one, regardless of who they are or what they have, can compare to Love.
  4. When you can feel Love’s presence while you’re going about your daily routine.
  5. When you make decisions with Love’s thoughts and feelings in mind.

I Say:  

  1. When you love Love unconditionally and in spite of.
  2. When you can celebrate Love during the good times; and lift Love up during the bad times.
  3. When loving Love makes you want to be a better person.
  4. When you and Love take action and start building a future together.
  5. When you show up – no matter when, where, or how – for Love; especially when no one else does.

When "I" becomes "You", "You" becomes "Me", "Me" becomes "We", and We become One.


And We Say: “love will make you do some crazy things” [like]…  

1. When you're willing to stick your head in a guillotine for Love's amusement!


2. When you risk your life and eat Love's cooking!


3. When you eat things you reeeaaally don't like, like Love's healthy salad!


4. When you subject yourself to "fun" torture such as paintball for Love's entertainment!


5. When you're not afraid to try new things with Love, especially when it's a "first" for you both!


 So, there you have it… and now, I’m asking you! If you’re in love, how did you know “when”; and if you’re not, how do you think you’ll know “when”?  

Wishing you much love!!!  

~Ciara Walker


3 thoughts on “How Do You Know?

  1. I say:

    When you know the good and the bad and still choose to love Love;
    When you are willing to go to the ends of the earth for Love
    When you look at Love and cannot imagine your life with anyone else
    When you want to give Love all that is within you and more
    When you make sacrifices for Love
    When you continuously try to convince yourself that you are not in love with Love

      • I believe that love is a true and special feeling that you just recognize is there when you come in contact with it. It can’t be shaken by the petty things that WILL come about in life. It stands in protection of your heart but allows your heart vulnerability as well. Love can’t be used as an excuse but as a beacon in discovering who you are.

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