I’M ALONE TODAY BUT NOT WITHOUT LOVE IN MY LIFE

 

Today is Valentine’s Day – the day for lovers, a reminder of how important the “affairs of the heart” are for us. My friend and colleague, Criss Itterman, has just published a fabulous and insightful article on www.SoulsCodes.com. The article is about Sacred Passion and Uncondition Love. Do yourself a big favor, and go take a look and drink in the wisdom and poetry of Criss’s work!

 

To add to her gifts, I’m sharing my edited version of something I saw online the other day. LOVE is one of those over-worked, over-used, and mid-understood words, isn’t it? Well…ponder some of these thoughts about what LOVE IS…

 

Love means…
trust, acceptance, respect and appreciation – those are the 4 biggies.

Love is…
the willingness to grow and be there for someone, while also realizing that the goal is not to ‘arrive’ somewhere in the future, but to be fully present and appreciative of where you are right now.

Love is…
an action and very often a choice. And the goal is not to ‘fall in love,’ but to ‘grow in love,’ so you can become more of who you are, not less.

Love…
should never make you feel like you are ‘less than’, but ‘more than’.  It should feel expansive, not constrictive and restrictive.

Love is…
about looking for and seeing the best in someone, even at times when they may not be able to see it for themselves.

Love…
and fear can’t exist together, so I think love is about letting go of fear and learning to trust.

And here’s the biggest thing I’ve learned about Love…
you can only give Love to someone else, when you’ve learned how to give it to yourself.

When you’ve learned to really trust, respect and be honest with yourself, only then can you offer those same things to someone else.

Only then can you make really wise choices about the people you choose to be with in your life, because those choices are based in trust, respect and honesty with yourself, and not based in fear.

I don’t know that earlier in my life, I was completely conscious of the choices I made about partners BEFORE I made them and why. In part because I hadn’t taken the time to really know myself and figure out what I wanted and why. 

So that’s my definition for Love. And the best part is I realize that every single experience I’ve had has allowed me to finally learn all these things about myself, who I am and what Love is to me.

Now that I can look back on every experience I’ve had with love and appreciation for what it taught me, I can look at the present and the future with only love in my heart.

And ya know, that just really feels good.

I’d love to know what Love is to you…

SO ON THIS DAY…

 

MY VALENTINE’S WISH FOR YOU IS…

whatever you do and whoever you’re with, you treat yourself like the best Valentine in the world… because you are.

And that’s what Love is really all about… loving and appreciating who you are, just as you are,
so you can share your wonderful self with someone else.

 

This is the year to give yourself the love you deserve and to embrace the fact that there is nobody in the world quite like YOU!

 

Close your eyes and make a commitment to give and receive as much love as possible this year, starting today.

 

I am sending you love and blessings,

 

Sheila