I feel some of you are pondering over this question a little longer than others, especially as it is the season of love and romance – yes, Valentine Day is in the air.
February has long been a month of romance. It is the month associated with Valentine’s Day celebrations. A time when we all want to be in love, as Valentine’s plays us all to believe that to be loved is the root to happiness, peace and fulfilment.
When we think of Valentine’s Day, we often think of red roses, colourful cards, mouth-watering chocolates in heart-shaped boxes, silky lingerie, mushy valentines, and winged cherubs flying about shooting starry-eyed lovers with arrows.
Our modern language uses the word ‘love’ almost too frequently. We say “I love you” to our partners, and say “I love chocolate ice cream!” to a friend, but how often do we say I love me, myself or I, or however you wish to address yourself.
As our late talented sister Whitney Houston, may her soul rest in peace, sings in this classic track “The Greatest Love of All” we must be sure to look in the right place for love,
…the greatest love of all is inside ourselves and it is also the greatest love we can receive, this is what all of us have and deserve, yet it’s what so few of us truly discover.
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” That is a powerful quote from Oscar Wilde
But should we ask Oscar how we begin and maintain this lifelong romance.
Once you nurture a heightened awareness of love for yourself, you will be able to let go of these bounding chains of the past.
Loving yourself is not as easy.
This is because we are programmed to always give OUT love. We are pruned, conditioned by habits and beliefs since childhood and right through to adulthood.
The message is that we must always project our love OUT and NOT IN. We must “love” other people, we must love our country, pets, food, sports, music, clothes, and the list goes on, but we are not reminded enough to love ourselves.
Like Charity, Love should begin at home too.
Without getting religious here, I just want to tell you there is a verse from the Bible that fits well with this concept. It is called the New Testament “Love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matthew 22:37)
I believe Love is a D.I.Y (see services) instalment job, so to get you on the pathway of how to input love into yourself. Here is a very interesting way which I have learned and reaped treasures of benefits from it. I LOVE the Program! It keeps all things running smooth, and the Peace and Serenity programs working well!! I hope everyone will find the same and greater rewards from LOVE!!!