With Valentine’s Day drawing near we wanted to share our perspective on what love means. In the media, love is associated with flowers, chocolate, dates, and many other external things. What many forget is the root of love is yourself. While it’s nice to have material gifts and experiences it isn’t about that. Love is appreciating the wholeness of yourself and everything around you. It’s not about appreciating when things go “right”. Love has been made out to be that it will solve your “problems” but most of the time it brings to surface your “problems”. Love brings out the balance. The main purpose of your relationships (yourself included) is for your expansion. Without the challenges, you wouldn’t truly know yourself. Without the tension and resistance of others and external things, you wouldn’t know yourself.
Social media makes it seem that love is a magical feeling that will keep you in your “bliss.” It makes it seem that you have to be in a relationship with someone else to feel love. Love is a magical thing but it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. The root of love is within you not anyone else. Those who look for love in other people and other things completely miss the point. Looking to external factors minimizes who you are. When you can’t look within yourself you are essentially saying you aren’t worthy. If you don’t feel worthy of love how can you possibly look expect someone else to treat you better? Love is a mirror. Every aspect you exhibit is also in someone or that thing. If you can’t come to terms with the wholeness of yourself, no relationship will be sustainable.
What does love mean to you? We would love to know your thoughts in the comments below!
Lots of love,
Jasmine and Phrieda