I was reading this article. Which I very much believe rings some truth. I particularly like when she said
There are extremes in both parties that I am uncomfortable with, but I
also fundamentally believe that most people on both sides are good,
decent human beings who want the best for the country and have dramatic disagreements on how to get there. But until we start seeing each other as human beings, there will be no bridging the divide.
I, of course, go as far as to believe the divide is purposefully driven by forces far above the political parties even. I think if people keep arguing with each other they won’t see the bigger picture. They won’t see that together they could better achieve what they want as opposed to the constant tug of war against each other. And they are so distracted by the anger against each other that they aren’t seeing the dangers of the narrative they are being given. The narrative they probably want to believe.
On this Valentine’s day I have been thinking of what it really means to love. I have been asking Divinity to open my heart, expand my mind, and give courage to my spirit.
I feel it truly isn’t until you really know something or someone that you can claim to love it. Otherwise it’s just a fabricated projection of what you want it to be or think it is, and not the reality of the person or thing.
This life will never be “perfect”, just as neither I nor anyone else will ever be perfect. But we can find love and acceptance for each other given half a chance to fully see and understand not just ourselves but all others.
We are so deeply intertwined. We have so much love to give. All of us have an endless bounty or unlimited tap inside. It gets blocked. It gets jaded and bent out of shape a bit in this rough and tumble life but it is there. It’s just a matter of accessing it. And when we let that love flow is when we feel truly alive. It is when life is at its absolutely best.
I wish you all a very lovely Valentine’s Day and may it start with a deep knowing, acceptance and loving of yourselves first.