The Valentine’s Heart
It’s Valentine’s Day, and there are hearts all around us! The heart is drawn as two halves that make up a whole. Life is all about duality. Look at how the body is made. We have two eyes, two ears, two arms, two legs, two nostrils, two lungs, even two brains (right and left). The two work together as one, as they are meant to. And yet, the body has one heart. It’s just a little bit off center in our chest. When we hug someone, our heart beats against their chest, and their heart beats against ours. It’s a connection, an affirmation of life. When we are in a love relationship with someone, it is a true union, as if our two hearts beat as one.
We spend our lives looking for balance, yin and yang, Shiva and Shakti, material and spiritual, work and rest. Our heart tells us that we need love, we need that connection with other hearts. When our heart is open then love can come pouring in. When our heart is open, we are free to give and receive the love that is around us at all times. We see pretty little hearts on cards and candy on Valentine’s Day, but there are living hearts beating all around us everyday. Let this day be a reminder to us to love.