Rumi Wrote “Your task is not to seek love but merrily seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. What a beautiful and yet difficult task this is. To not put the blame on someone else but to look within ourselves at our barriers to love, the ability to love everyone even if we don’t like them. In no way am I condoning to allow people in our lives who hurt us or are not healthy for us, but we can still hold love for them and loving them from afar.
Disrupting the narrative of love in our society is also about looking at the way we love ourselves. In my experience, when I look at some of my barriers to loving myself, what it generally boils down to is either my judgment about myself based on society, whether it be looks, the social norm of marriage, parenting or even family dynamics. Or any of a million other things.
This month we’ll be looking at all the colors of love, all the ways we can breakdown those barriers open our heart space and make room for a greater love and greater experience of life. I look forward to our journey together in February and in opening our hearts together.