Inhale: I AM
“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.” Mother Teresa
The English language is vague when it comes to the word used for the universal language. Spanish is a little more precise with I Love You. Te Quiero used for family and friends. Mi Querido. Te Amo used only for “The One”. Mi Amor.
In English, there is only one word to fit the bill for everything. Like – I Love You, I love that song, love your sense of humor, love my children, love snow days, the I love yous that are said with the pause at the end waiting to hear it back, Love Actually, Love Jones, I Love Lucy, I love you but I’m not In Love with you, Big Love, True Love, Out of Love, Deeply in Love, Puppy Love, Whats Love Got To Do With It, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change. A wise man once said to me “who doesn’t love falling in love, it’s standing in love that’s the hard part” Love that one! Thanks DK.
Sexual Love, Romantic Love, Familial Love, Platonic Love. All this LOVE everywhere. Are we showing those around us that we love them or do we say we love out of convenience, obligation, or to just get what we want? If we have hurt someone we love, lets say we’re sorry. There’s so much power in validating someone’s feelings.
On a more universal level. We don’t have to travel to developing countries to show our love for humanity; show our neighbor (love thy neighbor as thyself), our children, our friends, our lovers. If we see someone suffering, help them in any way we can, whenever we can and BE AUTHENTIC about it (not expecting anything in return)
That’s love. That’s amor.
Inhale: I AM
20,000 opportunities today to send love out.
Now try doing that in front of the mirror, because that’s where the I Love Yous need to start. Try it, smile, and mean it.
The best part about meditation is that we can do it anywhere. Whether in the serenity of our homes, on the train, bus, cab, yoga mat, in the shower, and in the rain! However, while operating heavy machinery, meditation is strongly ill-advised. It’s said we breathe 20,000 times a day — SO many opportunities to send out love, peace, and inspiration.
Just close your eyes and focus on the space between your eye brows, your third-eye and the window to your imagination and INHALE I Am, EXHALE Love. Rinse, Breathe, Repeat (no matter where you may be).
Laughing is Contagious, it Starts with You.
With Prem, Parvati
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