The Core Element of Love and Life

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness

Sean P. Durham
3 min readOct 16, 2021

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If life is not about how to love, then how can meaningfulness exist?

Love between people. That’s all.

Not only the butterfly type of romantic love that causes hearts and trumpets to sound with every footstep on a sunny day, but also love between friends, between partners living together, and wherever love really wants to plant its roots in the hope of growing and sustaining lives and souls throughout the duration of all the summers and winters of life.

The Stranger that Dwells Within, was an attempt at exploring the idea that maybe we live periods of life when we ignore the signs of love. The need to love and give ourselves love and care is forgotten in the rush of passing days.

Love as the Core of Your Identity is self explanatory in its title. I do believe that a person who lives without love, is missing an essential part of what it is to be human.

As Robert Browning once said, “Love is the energy of life”, and without that life becomes nothing but a trail of empty footsteps that lead nowhere special.

How to Live and Love, is aimed at younger people. Still trying to understand love, always feeling mixed up about what love might be, how do we recognise love and so on. I do think, when we are young, that we can easily get mixed up by new romance, and those early months that feel like we have escaped from the harsh realities of…

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Sean P. Durham

Berlin Notes — Creative Writing about art, Life, photography & cats. https://seandurham.eu