Genuine love does not depend on externals or a relationship with someone else. Love is a force that resides within each and everyone of us. Love is a wondrous quality that can be awakened and cultivated through joyful diligence and a dash of patience.
“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.” ~Thomas Merton
You don’t need someone else to be your Valentine. All the love you need is right there within you. Just breathe in, remember a moment of love, let it fill you up, and then radiate it out too. Then you can be a Valentine for the world as well.
Don’t think for a moment that you are not worthy of love. You are love. Just let it break through and break out.
In this wounded modern culture, I know this isn’t easy. I’ve struggled with love too. But just imagine what it would be like to drop all the stories, relax, and allow yourself to enjoy being love.
That’s my simple message today. There’s tons more nitty-gritty in the posts mentioned below.
I understand you may need help feeling and believing you are worthy of love or maybe you would like to expand your view of love. If so, my previous posts on the topic may be of help.
- Are You Serious About Loving Yourself?
- 21 Quotes to Inspire Love or Could Your Love Save a Life?
- Love or Attachment?
- The Cosmic Joke About Love
Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you! And, I hope you love you too.
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Relationships fall apart when we feel betrayed by a good friend, who now suddenly becomes an enemy. Untold hours are spent plotting how to conquer, cope with, or avoid an enemy. The world is torn by wars due to the concept of friend and enemy.
Yet another line is drawn in the sand when a select few are considered our “loved” ones. Our full-on love is reserved for this special inner circle. Everyone else is second best.
Why is this so?
What would happen if the idea of “special ones” turned out to be a delusion? What if our beloved ones were actually devils in disguise?