Somewhere around the second week of January, it started. Stores pulled their tinsel and garland-themed finery from their shelves and windows, replacing them with shiny pink and velvety red. In a matter of days the transformation was complete, and now, there’s no escaping it: Valentine’s Day is upon us, with all of its chocolate-covered expectations.
So now that February is here we’d like to do, well, what we like to do at Complete Wellness: take something that is expected and commercialized and charged with varying degrees of stress and turn it over, looking deeper, until we find the thing that can resonate with heart, mind, body, and soul.
Turns out, it comes down to love.
The sappy, doe-eyed kind that Hallmark banks on? Yes. It’s that. It’s also the mischievous glance between friends at an inside joke. The unexpected, unguarded smile of a stranger. The boundless joy of your dog when you come home. The parent’s eighty-fifth attempt to get her child to eat vegetables. The adult child’s arm around the shoulders of an elderly parent. The contentment of our own grace-filled company.
The poet Rumi says, “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”
Every thing. That’s even more than every one. If we take Rumi at his word, Love is everything we’ve already said, plus: the dialogue of warmth between us and the sun, the fluid touch of water when we dive into its embrace, the ancient blessing of a tree whose branches whisper above us and whose roots build mazes below us.
It comes down to Love, in all of its everyday splendor.
This month, we invite you to connect on an even deeper level with all of the Loves in your life, from romantic and familial love to friendship and self-love. We’ll be sharing inspiration and ideas as well as some special events. Finally, we’ll be taking Rumi’s advice, and we hope you’ll join us:
“Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there.”
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