The concept of Imzadi is one that is both interesting and scary. I recently read Curly Miri’s blog post with the same title and it made me think. I had never heard of this word so I took the time to look it up and found more than I imagined. It turns out the term originated from Star Trek The Next Generation with characters Troi and Riker. It is a Betazed word most closely translated as “ beloved”. It describes the enduring bond that they share; the first person who touches your soul!
When one loses this type of love people can do some crazy things. People mourn the end of relationships like a death. The pain of the loss of love is real! Love can be a beautiful experience, but when it betrays you it makes you want to hurt someone as much as you are hurting.
Only as time passes does one see that you are usually better off after the relationship is over. You learn from the mistakes you made and you find your true Imzadi. To quote the late Maya Angelou “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”