A hopeless romantic will say that Love is all we need. As the cliche goes… It makes the world go ’round and it will lift us up where we should be. Some of the most enduring songs and memorable quotes center around the wonder of love. Falling and being in love with another person is quite possibly the best part of being human.
So, if you find it, it’s worth cherishing and protecting—no matter what. If you’re ever in a position where you have to take a huge leap to hold onto your soulmate, seriously consider doing so. Here are five key reasons why.
1. Love is Worth the Risk
There are not many things in life that are more important than love. In fact, many people would agree that it is the most important thing in life. So, if there was ever an opportunity to put your heart on the line, love is an extremely worthy cause.
2. You’ll Always Wonder “What If?”
If you let love pass you by, you’ll always second-guess the decision. Always. Especially when you find out that the one who got away found love with someone else. Even if there are risks involved, it’s worth pursuing in order to find out if this person really is your soulmate, the love of your life, your other half—you get the picture. That way, you’ll never have regrets.
3. The Details Will Fall Into Place … Eventually
Love isn’t always easy, or practical. You may have to give up your job to move across the country, for instance, which is a daunting leap of faith. But, all things considered, it’s probably easier for you to find a way to make a living than it is to find a person who lights you up inside. Don’t focus too much on the logistics and the rational reasons why you shouldn’t take a chance (unless those reasons have to do with red flags within the relationship, of course) and follow your heart.
4. You Never Know When (or if) You’ll Find It Again
If you find a unique, special someone, it’s worth holding on and never letting go. Chances are, you may never feel the same way again about another person, nor feel as cherished and loved by another. When you meet someone who truly makes you feel whole and understood on an emotional level, you should honor the fact that you’ve been so lucky to find this person by giving the relationship a chance—even if that means taking a giant leap of faith.
5. Love is the Best Excuse
Your friends, family and colleagues will understand if you all of a sudden need to pick up and leave town or seem to prioritize this new person, and your new life together, over them. Because telling people you’re madly, deeply, undeniably in love makes basically anything A-OK. They know how extraordinary it is and they’ll soon understand why you need to make a major change or take a chance in order to be with your soulmate.