Is Love Enough? (Valentine's Day Musings)


🌷Valentine's is like any other day, right? It's not a holiday, it's a just one day in a year that everyone is reminded of Love - #selflove #nolove #missinglove #beingloved .

🌷 I have been asking myself if just Love, on its own, is enough.

Paul Coelho says this

"Love without any expectations of being loved back."

And Osho says to experience Love -

"You need to give and give and give"

I am grateful to have someone who have so much love in his heart and soul that he gives all of himself to everyone he cares about.

I wish I can say that about myself. I realised that I am selfish about love because I worry about losing out because I never had alot. But love needs freedom, love needs space.

And a friend reminded me of my new way of being, which is of Love. I want to be of service, I want to share as much as myself to the world through yoga and dance but how can I do it authentically if I am not willing to let go and give in?

I have a lot to learn from this man, and unlearn my selfish thoughts.

So is Love enough? I think it is. I just need to learn to love myself, every person, thing, life, without expectations.

Albert Schweitzer has talked about “reverence of life” all that lives is to be loved. Mahavira in India has said the same thing. His philosophy of ahimsa, non-violence, says to love all that lives. One can have reverence for things, too. That is the ultimate in love. You don’t only love that which lives; you love even that which simply exist. When one has come to a point that you love the whole of existence irrespective of what is - the love becomes unconditional. It is turning into prayerfulness, meditativeness, pure awareness.
— Osho