Last night I watched the very popular “Hunger Games” and I must say that it is worth all the hype it’s currently receiving. From start to finish the movie was incredible with a very moving story line. I won’t divulge any of the secrets of the movie as I would encourage you to watch it for yourself. I will say that it held my attention and I was moved throughout the entire movie.
Of course writing and talking about love on a daily basis, it definitely got my wheels turning about how love can look a lot similar to the Hunger Games. Think about it for a moment, when you fall in love, do you ever feel fully prepared for the ride, the battle that love will take you on? In this movie the heroine finds herself in one adventure/adversity after another, none of which she can be totally prepared for.
In the midst of it all she has to rely on the advice and wisdom of others around her, along with their help. If she chooses to listen to the wrong advice, it could be the end of her. It’s a matter of life and death. Now forgive me for being the extreme drama queen here, but when it comes to matters of the heart, in my opinion it can feel like life and death scenarios.
I have found myself in situations while being in relationships, where things took a turn for the worst and I found myself having to lean on others for their advice and help. Hey I don’t just offer advice, but I’m a firm believer for seeking advice on behalf of myself.
In those times the advice I received was either incredibly helpful or detrimental. But it was always up to me who I chose to listen to and what advice I would follow. I learned very early in life that ultimately I am responsible for what advice I take as the choice is ultimately up to me. So there was that one time in my life where I had to make one of the most important decisions I would ever have to make and at that point, I followed no one else’s advice but my own heart.
To this day it was probably one of the toughest things I have ever walked out, but had I listened to the advice around me, I would’ve remained miserable, tormented and hopeless. I defied the odds of what everyone thought would happen to me and went on my own journey. Did it pay off? Absolutely and I wouldn’t be the person I am today had I not followed my own heart.
Yes love can feel like you’re in the middle of a Hunger Games, twists and turns, adversities will come into play. So what do you do? You’ll have those around you advising you, circumstances will arise that could cost you severely so every decision has to be accounted for. You follow your heart. You listen to the advice that is alignment with your very own heart and understand that when the dust settles, it will be you and you alone to walk out your decisions. Sure your friends and family will be there to support you, but you alone will live with the benefits or consequences so choose wisely. And see the Hunger Games, choose to do that as well .