Myth #3: Romantic love will fulfill all my unmet needs and provide me with endless love and happiness. We expect so much from intimate relationships these days. Throughout much of human history, romantic relationship did not even exist. Now we place so much importance and high expectations on this type of relationship. The truth is that although we may be happy with our partner, no one is the source of happiness for us. Just as with love, happiness is an inside job. If you are not in touch with the source of joy within, you will not find that outside your self. No matter how wonderful your partner may be, there will still be a sense of something missing if we are not connected to the source within.
You may have noticed that all 3 myths are related. They all involve focusing on an outside source for love, happiness and fulfillment. The first question we need to ask ourselves is, do we want what is real and true, or do we want a fantasy?
Once we accept that these myths are not ultimately true, it is the end of a fairy tale and the beginning of happily ever after—for real. Once you discover the true love that is your very essence, there is no limit to how wonderful and harmonious all relationships can be. I will be exploring how to discover the source of love within in future articles.