Love is …
… fill in the gap with all the things you’ve ever heard about or expected from love. Now let’s throw all that into the “too hard” basket and go another layer deeper on this most special day that celebrates love.
The poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote, ”Love is the only reality. And it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.”
This illuminating quote elevates love to a far more accessible place – an underlying state of being. A constant, limitless and omnipresent force, waiting to be expressed in every way, shape and form that opportunity will allow. Love is what we ARE. It animates everyone and everything with it’s boundless energy. It lies at the core of our being. It is our true nature as individuals and as a collective. It’s the positive energy that washes away all negativity and ultimately connects us all and allows us to grow when we are open to it. It is absolute existence.
The world’s wisdom traditions have been telling us for centuries – that love is universal truth. Not something we need to seek outside of ourselves. It pulses through every person by default, every fluttering butterfly, buzzing bee, squiggling larvae, russling tree (I should have been a rapper right), every ocean wave surging, meditator purging, flower unfurling, falling leaf twirling, every ray of the sun after Winter’s deep freeze, every joyfully dancing reed in the breeze – is another brilliant expression of love. Look around and see love everywhere, but most importantly, find it within.
Have a joyful Valentine’s Day and every day and remember to feel the love always. 😊