Let yourself fall in love.
All the time.
Do you remember a moment in your life where you felt that feeling of profound connection? Maybe while admiring a view or sunset, feeling overcome with its beauty and your gratitude for being alive? Or maybe when with a friend who’s reflecting their love for you? Or gazing upon the amazing miracle of your new baby? That’s the experience of falling in love.
Falling in love is really just paying attention and seeing the light in the connection we’re experiencing. It’s living at the very frontier of our existence, at the very edge of our humanness where we’re fully awake to the opportunity to appreciate what’s in front of us and within us.
Love is such a carrier of the Divine and our connection to it.
I think that’s what love really is, the Divine manifest as feeling.
Last week I went to see the Cirque du Soleil show “Crystal” with my daughter Sabina. One of the acts was this amazing performance on ice. There was a woman on ice skates, and a man suspended over the ice from the ceiling and they were dancing together in this passionate performance. Sometimes he’d lift her up and they would fly together over the ice and sometimes he’d come down and glide across the ice with her. It was so beautiful I started to cry. Sabina said “Mama, why are you crying?” and I said “I’m so in love with what’s happening right now.”
It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I was in love. It was real and deep and intense, and then it was over. So often we don’t open ourselves up to that surge of love and that feeling of falling because we’re afraid of the next moment when it’s gone. But the thing is, the next moment may bring something else to fall in love with.
It can feel like falling forward, falling into, and we just have to trust and know that we can access that frontier of our experience with our heart fully forward any time. What if we could live there? What would that be like?
We really can allow ourselves to fall in love again and again and again… with our partners, with the world, with our friends, with ourselves. As we fall in love we find an immediate connection to the Divine. All we have to do is pay attention and allow it to happen.
So pay attention. Lean forward. Fall in love.
Happy Valentine’s Day.