Valentine’s Day – the day of love.
Now, I know, some people say this is a made up day by the flower industry to make more money. Or by the candy industry. Or by whomever. That may or may not be true.
As for me, I have always liked the idea of celebrating love
Now, I know, every day is a good day to celebrate love. In fact, every moment is a good one to celebrate it. And I think, that is pretty much what I do.
Yet, we live in a world where it is easy to lose track of the heart’s focus. It is so easy to believe, we are not good enough or unworthy. Most of us did not grow up in a manner of believing the best about oneself and by that allowing ourselves to be the best version of who we can be.
So, I still like the idea of celebrating love
Now, I know, not everybody has somebody to celebrate with. Actually, before I met Kim I was single most of the time. And I grew up and live in Germany where Valentine’s Day, although acknowledged a bit more during the recent years, is not celebrated very much.
That did not keep me from celebrating the day of love. There is so much to love in this world. It is easy to forget that when we look, for example, at the news. Yes, sad and horrible things happen in the world. And so do great and wonderful things. It is worth it to remember to focus on them, too.
Somebody once noticed that energy follows attention and vice versa. That means, we nourish what we focus on with our attention. That does not mean to be ignorant or blind to everything else around us. But it means that
we have a responsibility to nourish what we want to see more of in our life. We have a choice and creative power.”
It always starts within
If you don’t know to whom to give your love to, start with yourself. Yes, you are worthy of love. Honour that! And you know what?
Only those who are in love with themselves can truly love others. Did you know that? I mean, how can you share something with others that you cannot find within yourself? How can you see the good in others if you do not know the good within you?”
So, let’s go out, today, and radiate love from within. Let’s focus on what we love – creatures, places, things. And let’s remember to first give love to ourselves, so that we know love and can see it when we encounter it in others.