❤ you may see your heart as just another organ, but energetically, it is an area of the body that holds limitless power to LOVE yourself, to accept others as they are, & connect with the world around you.
🧡 do you try to relate to others? do you hold the ability to not only give, but receive?? are you overly open with loved ones or do they have to pry you open like an oyster to get the good stuff??? LOVE is so much more than a romanticized emotion; it is the cherry on the sundae of all we experience.
💛 essential to any relationship, including the one with yourself, LOVE limits ego-centeredness to open up more fully to empathize with acceptance of all that is, as is. when we're open to live from the heart, we begin to see more balanced & clearly, no matter the challenge faced, with discernmentand compassion.
💚 do you hold certain conditions for your own self-LOVE (i.e. "if I could JUST lose 5lbs. more, I'd accept my body)? or when experiencing LOVE for another (i.e. "if my partner would do A, B, C, then we wouldn't have any issues at all!")?? begin practicing UNconditional LOVE; letting it flow freely without judgement & forgiveness (if necessary). begin to see LOVE as an emotional choice in every moment, each gesture, & in all the beauty life offers to us.
(***PICTURED***) is a beautiful Yoga pose designed to open your heart (chakra... if you're a believer ;). when open, you may feel being deeply connected, the harmonious exchange of energy with all that is around you, & the appreciation of beauty. when there’s a blockage, you may experience difficulties in your relating with others (i.e. excessive jealousy, codependency, or being withdrawn).
- "LOVE is patient, love is kind. it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. LOVE does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. LOVE never fails."