Happy Valentine’s Day, readers!
I realize this holiday may not be a universal one, but I have started embracing it as a way to show love to everyone, not just romantic partners.
Maybe this comes from my Mom‘s tendency to send Valentine’s cards and to reach out to show love to people. Or maybe I just know that showing love costs very little, and can create happiness and joy around us.
Yesterday I was listening to the new podcast by the OnBeing called Poetry Unbound. I had the thought: it is our CAPACITY to love that completes us, not one other specific person. We can feel complete when we love ourselves fiercely and deeply. With or without a partner.
(If you haven’t heard yet Poetry Unbound, it’s a beautiful short form podcast that is so wonderful. Treat yourself to this free dose of joy if you are so inclined.)
So what happens when you spread love and it is not returned?
It is still felt. You are the one feeling it. And you always have the choice to feel it, regardless of whether others have the capacity to return it.
Much love to you,