On and around Valentine’s day, we often think about romantic love, the state of our romantic relationship and if you are single, you may think about the partner you long for deep within your heart.
There is so much love that we have the potential to experience, beyond romantic love, if we allow ourselves to see it and are willing to open our hearts to receive it.
Love is powerful, it is a great teacher and healer.
It can heal our deepest wounds, calm our hearts and minds, and lead us to befriend someone we once considered a foe.
Often, the love that we deny others points us to the love that we long for or the love we deny ourselves.
This Valentine’s Day rather than focus on romantic love, use the day to notice the love that surrounds you in all its forms. Notice how it feels to be loved and supported. Go further to notice where you feel love in your body. It may be your heart, hands, arms, or belly. Get curious.
Finally, if you feel there is an area in your heart, body, or life that needs more love, healing, or nurturing, may you be brave enough to tend to your heart to mend it so that you can love and be open to receiving love in all its forms again.