Stoned on Love

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I used to spend my nights out in a barroom
Liquor was the only love I’ve known
But you rescued me from reachin’ for the bottom
And brought me back from being too far gone

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

-Chris Stapleton, Tennessee Whiskey

 

We’ve all looked for love in the wrong places. In fact, I think we spend most of our lives looking for love in the wrong places.

 

We think that the love of another or the perfect job or even the feeling we get from a chemical addiction will satisfy a deep craving for love or meaning. But anytime we look outside ourselves, we will never be satisfied.

 

The only sustaining love and sense of wellbeing can be found within. Our regard for ourselves, our love for ourselves, our sense of what is right and wrong can only be found within—not at the bottom of a bottle or in the arms of another. So maybe it’s time to dig deep within and stay stoned on your own love.

One Comment on “Stoned on Love

  1. Interesting to read this post while I am at the same time reading “Works of Love” by Soren Kierkegaard. And where do we find that love of our own to get stoned on? I believe the source of love is from the creator, to be in touch with that eternal love and to know how much we ARE loved by the creator is how we can learn to love ourselves and others.

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