Valentine’s day is fast approaching, and a lot of us have LOVE on our minds because of it. Many of us have a spouse, partner, child, parent, friend, classmate or coworker in mind to share the spirit of the holiday with–which is wonderful(obviously). Love is wonderful.
Don’t forget, though, to show love to everyone else that you meet. We’re all brothers and sisters, after all–we’re all here, in this same brief moment in time on this same planet earth together. And we all get this one chance. One chance to smile at the stranger as you walk by. One chance to say hi. One day, one time, one life to see the beauty of every single moment and every single person and live in it.
What is life without light, without sharing love and hope?
In the words of the Beatles, “All you need is love.” Or the Youngbloods:
“Come on, people now,
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now.”
Seriously, take a step back outside of yourself and look at the big picture here. What the heck are we doing here on this big, beautiful planet besides destroying itself and each other? Why have we chosen destruction of ourselves and one another? And, perhaps most importantly, what is it all going to lead to–what’s going to happen to everything and everyone around us continuing down this path?
That’s just insanity. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Electing a president isn’t the answer. Drawing illusory lines, putting up walls, running away, not the answer. Only one thing will rectify the chaos.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
This year, 2020, year of clarity, perfect vision, dig deep inside and find your light. Find your fountain of never-ending love. We all have it. Love yourself, love your family, love thy enemy. Love thy neighbor as thyself–there’s no difference except for the flesh and blood that you perceive.
Follow the light within, it will not lead you astray.