It’s been said, every good story is a love story. Love animates nature itself, so is it any surprise that it is the motive to the flow of human life?
A good story sees a hero fighting obstacles to attain a goal. Those obstacles appear insurmountable, and typically they are. The hero will fail. He will fall flat on his face,
even though he wants that goal with everything inside of him.
The obstacles are insurmountable until the hero develops from he is now, to where he should be. The hero will never conquer the obstacles without growth. Without change. Real, deep change.
But possibly even more important than conquering the obstacles is the hero’s motivation. Why does he want the goal? A story driven by greed or selfishness repels us. As well it should. For these are never good enough reasons for the hero to change. And without that change, the goal remains captive behind the obstacles.
But a hero driven by love, real selfless love, knows ~ there’s no way around, there’s only through. And going through means pain, loss, suffering. Change is never comfortable, never easy. But a hero driven by love remains undaunted. The pain, loss, suffering, are worth it in the end, because the goal is worth it, because love is worth it.