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In the past so many of my Valentine’s Days were labeled happy or not, depending on whether I was involved in a healthy and happy relationship at the time.  I’ve seen many of my girlfriends do the same thing.

Breast cancer taught me different.  It opened my eyes to the fact that Valentine’s Day is really about loving yourself.  About being grateful and “in love” with the gift of life.   Of connecting with and loving what is the one constant…God, the Divine, Great Spirit, the Universe…whatever you call IT.  THAT is love.

My gift to you on this beautiful Valentine’s Day are prayers for true connection and love in your life.  And these beautiful sayings about love, from people a whole lot wiser than little ol’ me.  ENJOY:

Inner peace and love are the greatest of God’s gifts. (Tenton Sioux)

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. – Franklin P. Jones

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

When a man of forty falls in love with a girl of twenty, it isn’t her youth he is seeking but his own. – Lenore Coffee

A Native American grandfather talking to his young grandson tells the boy he has two wolves inside of him struggling with each other. The first is the wolf of peace, love and kindness. The other wolf is fear, greed and hatred. Which wolf will win, grandfather? asks the young boy. Whichever one I feed, is the reply.

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive. – Orlando A. Battista

 Love is not something you want to feel, it is something you feel without wanting.

We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love. Thich Nhat Hanh

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. – Anna Louise Strong

Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself- if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself- it is very difficult to take care of another person. In the Buddhist teaching, it’s clear that to love oneself is the foundation of the love of other people. Love is a practice. Love is truly a practice.  Thich Nhat Hanh

 


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