Monday, February 14, 2011
Looking at #LoveSparks
I'm amazed at Jasmine's Love Sparks Blogging Festival and it will take me some days if not weeks to read the posts and probably more will be added meantime. However, two, among others, catch my attention at this moment, Kristin's Love, a How To and Christa's Lonely hearts/loving hearts. Kristin's is a whimsical and effective reminder to not let ego get in the way ("push the pause button" she demonstrates in her drawing") and turn one's attention toward others. Christa's, mindful of those who may be lonely today, gives us permission for self-acceptance, kindness towards ourselves, loving ourselves and then sharing that love with others. And I read somewhere else today, someone saying the best part of life is something shared with someone else. It's been years since I read Emerson's essay on love, but if I recall the zenith of it is not the person we love but the spirit within that ultimately connects us to the divine from whence we came. I don't know what I am talking about; nevertheless, this is a worthy and awesome project. Happy Valentine's Day.