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Ripples #977: Practice Love!

By February 12, 2018Ripples

Ripples #977: Practice Love!
Feb 12, 2018

PEBBLE
Practice love until you remember that you are love.
-Swami Sai Premananda
shared by Pete in Ouray, CO

BOULDER
most importantly love
like it’s the only thing you know how
at the end of the day all this
means nothing
this page
where you’re sitting
your degree
your job
the money
nothing even matters
except love and human connection
who you loved
and how deeply you loved them
how you touched the people around you
and how much you gave them
-Rupi Kaur
shared by Diane in Blacksburg, VA

PONDER
Our longtime readers may remember that one of our annual traditions is to focus on the theme of Love around Valentine’s Day. I appreciate that some folks aren’t big fans of this holiday, either because they perceive it at overly commercial or that it seems to leave out those who aren’t currently in a romantic relationship.

I prefer to mark the occasion by celebrating love in its broadest definition and to encourage us all to recognize the relationships that bring love into our lives: family, friends, colleagues, classmates, colleagues, pets, and even (especially?) ourselves.

Love can be arduous, complicated, elusive, scary. I can also be potent, invigorating, healing, transformative. Fully experiencing and expressing love is the most difficult and most important task we are called to do. It’s tough, and it’s worth it.

Whether or not you’re sharing love with cards or chocolates or flowers this week…please, please, please: practice love. Whenever you can, however you can, and with whomever you can!

With peace (and love!),
Paul
The Ripples Guy

P.S. Members of our Team Ripples Facebook Group can access a special archive that contains all the LOVE quotes we’ve used in these Ripples emails over the past 19 years. If you’re not already in the group, visit this page and request to join. Once you’ve been approved, you can view the Love Quotes.
Team Ripples: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeamRipples/
Love Quotes Archive: https://www.facebook.com/10150551063301662/

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