What’s Love Got to Do With It?
I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty.
You don’t grasp the fact that what is most alive of all,
is inside your own house.
Air surrounds everything, is in every living thing, and is shared by every living thing. The air I exhale is the same breath you inhale. We don’t feel the air unless the wind is blowing or we can feel our own or someone else’s breath. But even if we know there’s air outside of us, it won’t keep us alive if we don’t have it inside as well.
One of my first yoga teachers taught that everything we do and say is about love. If we don’t feel loved, we look outside of ourselves for it from other people or things. That’s a hole that can’t be filled by them because we’re the only person who can fill it. We have to believe that we are worthy of being loved, and start by showing that love to ourselves so we believe it. Only then will we have enough love to give others.
When I talk about how to move with alignment, I’m offering love. When I write my blog posts, I’m sending love. When I give retreats and workshops and private sessions, that’s me loving you. Everything we do is an opportunity to love, to show empathy and compassion, to empower each other to love ourselves, to fill our holes of emptiness so we can love others. When what we do comes from a place of love and abundance and grace inside us, we feel connected to something greater than ourselves. Staying small and feeling unappreciated prevents us from living fully. What’s love got to do with it? Everything.