May your heart whispers roam to the moon and return a reality.
The miracle of love is that we do not have to “believe” in it to receive it, nor consciously share it to give it; we only have to open our hearts, just so–confidently, begrudgingly, timidly–to experience it.
When we choose to open our hearts fully to the day as it is presented to us, we are, in essence, choosing to open our hearts to love. The degree to which we are willing to open our hearts determines the depth and quality of love we are willing to experience..open a little/share a little…open fully/oh man, the sky is the limit!
A personal story: I think that each one of us may look at the above photo and wish that we were in one chair and a certain someone was in the other. Perhaps a sister, a friend, a parent, a child, a pet, a lover. There is someone in life we love dearly and wish to be present with–perhaps from the past, perhaps in the now, perhaps a projection to the future. Someone we wish to sit with.
Due to some external, my heart has been a bit heavy this week. While I allow these feelings to surface and I take the time to be fully aware of and process them; I also recognize the importance of continuing to open my heart to the day, to feel gratitude for the abundance present in my life, and to create from this internal fountain of love and joy.
My being finds great peace and joy and beauty in nature so, regardless of what the day presented, or whether or not I “felt” like it–I honored my promise to myself to open my heart through heaviness to celebrate each day. I invested in this promise when I chose to wake early to watch the sunrise, take long walks on the beach, play in the hills, and stay up late to look at the night sky. It was during one of my evening beach walks that I came across these two chairs, exactly so. I didn’t move them at all; instead, I took the time to release any expectation, observe the scene, and allow the moment to speak to me as it wished to.
I feel this is the key to allowing for the miracle of love: release expectation, observe, and allow for.
When I got home, I realized I loved that the chairs were empty. Sitting there, just waiting to be filled. A symbol of infinite possibility…if only we are willing to dream, to imagine, to believe…to open our hearts to: the miracle of love.
(My PS would be: A new feature on this site is the addition to the sidebar on the right of my most recent photos from my personal Flickr photostream. I enjoy sharing as I experiment).
Much peace and abundant love,
Reminder: Experiment. Explore. Experience.