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Valentine’s Day:  A day to celebrate Love.  candy heart

The day after:  Are you still celebrating?

Love is not candy hearts and red roses and chocolates, although they can be a fun way to celebrate.

Love is so much more than we even know. We have barely scratched the surface of how to live in love.  Teilhard de Chardin says: “Love is the most powerful and still the most unknown energy of the world.”

Today, I offer you a poem by Hafiz (below), and a yoga practice that goes like this:

Look in the eyes of everyone you meet today, and see your beloved.

lovemeloveyouWith That Moon Language, by Hafiz (as translated by Daniel Ladinsky)

Admit something:
Everyone you see, you say to them,
“Love me.”

Of course you do not do this out loud;
Someone would call the cops.

Still though, think about this,
This great pull in us
To connect.

Why not become the one
Who lives with a full moon in each eye
That is always saying,

With that sweet moon

What every other eye in this world
Is dying to


“A universal love is not only psychologically possible: it is the only complete and final way in which we are able to love.”  ~  Teilhard de Chardin