To protect something or someone we love is noble.
However, when this word came out in a recent conversation, the first emotion that I felt was fear, not love.
To protect means to keep safe from harm, something or someone.
So, it is an act motivated by fear. But fear is the opposite of love.
So now I’m torn.
Can we love and protect at the same time?
If we spend our energy to protect something, we won’t have much left to infuse into that same thing and make it grow and thrive.
If we go all in, infusing all the love we can to make it grow and thrive, we may become blind to the risks around us.
I know, probably I’m just overthinking as I often do. But these thoughts have been spinning in my head since yesterday, and I need to let them out, so I can clear up my mind and move ahead with my day.
That’s one of the purposes of this writing practice.
Plus, I pick my Be The Change card, and it says “Standing in the intersection, leading from the space in-between“.
So, I’ll stay in the intersection between love and protection, and lead my day from there.