What’s love got to do with it?


Valentine’s Day is upon us and by now we have all been bombarded by all the red roses, red hearts and V-Day movie specials on Lifetime and you either love it or want to run away from it. But what if we suggested that you look past the clichéd chocolates, teddy bears and flowers and dig deep to find a new and all-encompassing way to show love this V-day?Despite all the ads, Valentine’s day doesn’t only have to belong to the couples who can’t get enough of each other. Why should it, when it is a day that is supposed to celebrate love, which has many forms? We certainly don’t have all the answers, but I believe that we can be transformed by finding the form of love where we can give the best of ourselves to others. When it comes to love, the ego and the heart cannot share the same space and we must allow for our ego to be checked if we want love to truly blossom. There is no need to separate love into romantic love, sibling love, self-love, or even friendship. The practice of pure love is simple and allows our selfish needs to take a back seat.This Valentine’s we encourage you to practice the type of love that would transform your relationship, either with your significant other, yourself, a friend or a sibling. Love is love and expressing the forms of love where we can be our best selves is the most loving practice of all.