Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Love Letters

Valentine's Day has come and gone. The roses have withered and the memory of the chocolates linger only on our  hips and thighs. But where is the love?
Hopefully, you realize it's right inside your heart, longing for you to notice and turn inwards. It's so easy to forget.

Here is a love poem for YOU, to remind you to slow down, soften your gaze and get to know the stranger in the mirror - who has  been waiting for you your whole life.

Love After Love

The time will come
when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the others welcome.

And say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was yourself.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored for another, who
loves you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life.

- Derek Walcott

Could you imagine what it would look like to enter into a kinder and softer relationship with yourself? Imagine you are a person in love with yourself right now. Not “when” something happens or “if only” something would change . Just for today, imagine the kind of relationship you could have with yourself if you loved and valued yourself now.
I invite you to sit down and write yourself a “love letter.” Write from your heart, from your soul - this could be the most powerful and loving gift you can give to your self. Don’t over think it, just sit down and write. Give yourself fifteen minutes, don’t lift your hand from the page and write with reckless abandon. No one else ever has to see it. This is for you. Go!
 Then place it in an envelope, seal it and mail it to yourself. This is an important part of the process. Mail it and see what it feels like to receive it. I have done this at different times in my life and I keep my love letters close to me. I reread them, to remind myself when I forget. 

Don't forget to mail it to yourself! This is an important part. I would love to know what it felt like for you, to write it and receive it, so don't be shy and let us know how you get on! 
Loving Vibes.....Pashax

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