In this western world we live in, Valentine’s day is a celebration about love. But it can seem like it’s a holiday that’s about people who are in relationships and those who aren’t just end up feeling bad (I had many single V-days).
Is that really the point? To feel either good or bad depending on our relationship or love status?
In fact, I think it’s totally missing the point (I think it’s really a day to keep the economy going because we are motivated by feelings of pleasure or avoiding pain but that’s another story 😉 ).
We as human beings are on a never ending journey to become more compassionate and loving.
You might have heard this idea that you have to love yourself before you can love someone else.
In my opinion, that’s not correct.
You do not have to love yourself to be in a relationship. In fact, being in a relationship is a great opportunity to love yourself even more. And if you’re not, the opportunity to love yourself more is equally available.
Because situations, experiences and others are always shining light onto ourselves that we might not have ever seen before, we might discover parts that need more love and healing.
I have heard about this concept self-love for several years, never fully understanding what it really meant.
So I asked my meditation teacher, “What does self-love actually mean?”
He said something I have never heard before but made so much sense!
His answer, “It means identifying with your potential.”
I felt that answer totally ground me in my body.
If you are identifying with the limited parts of yourself (those things that you think are “wrong”) how will you ever feel love yourself?
It’s time to make a shift!
What would it look like if you identified with your potential?
How would you feel?
What would you do differently?
Share your potential below!