Ripples #872: Love Blooms!
Feb 8, 2016
Love is misunderstood to be an emotion.
Actually, it is a state of awareness,
a way of being in the world,
a way of seeing oneself & others.
-David Hawkins, shared by Isaac in Sedona, AZ
Love is the real power. It’s the energy that cherishes. The more you work with that energy, the more you will see how people respond naturally to it, and the more you will want to use it. It brings out your creativity, and helps everyone around you flower. Your children, the people you work with – everyone blooms.
-Marion Woodman, shared by Leslie in Madison, WI
Every year when Valentine’s Day rolls around, I like to explore the theme of love. I’ve always taken great care to avoid focusing solely on (or even primarily on) romantic love. And I understand that plenty of people aren’t fans of V-day either because it over-glorifies coupling and/or because it over-commercializes what is supposed to be an intimate, personal connection.
I get that, and I’ve always tried to help us think of “big picture” love; over the years, we’ve taken turns pondering self-love, friend-love, work-love, and even pet-love. Of course you are welcome to completely ignore the day if that feels right for you, but I would truly love it if you’d consider the challenge of this week’s quotes and embrace the opportunity to unleash love in a meaningful way: toward yourself, toward those around you or toward the world. #LoveBlooms
The Ripples Guy
P.S. If you’d like to explore a compendium of quotes we’ve featured in Love-themed Ripples over the past 16 years, I recently updated the Love Note on my Facebook Page.