“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Curated Track: Show Me Love by Hundred Waters ft. Chance The Rapper, Moses Sumney, Robin Hannibal, Skrillex (listen along for full immersion)
Love doesn’t have to look a certain way. I’m going to repeat that: love doesn’t have to look a certain way. When we are born onto the canvas of the universe, we understand that we are all that canvas. We go through life acquiring different splotches of reality, of ourselves. And once we grow older, we forget that we are ultimately still the same blank canvas. The only difference being that we have all these emotions and experiences to color our understanding of the world in this moment. How we interact with love is dependent on the splotches of reality we choose to paint our life story with.
To make my intentions clear, this post is not about romantic love. Although a beautiful life experience, I'm moreso referring to the love that surpasses all physical boundaries, a love of the soul that is innately programmed within us to explore. I’d argue that this is our true reason for living and the most generous life lesson we could hope to learn.
When we remember the blank canvas, we realize that our universal connection only makes sense. We are meant to create this world together.
Love can be a random smile to someone who looks like they’re having a tough day or treating yourself to a concert ticket (or 5 if you’re me). Self-love is as important as loving others (and vice versa). The two go hand in hand, and here’s how I perceive it to break down:
It starts with loving yourself first. If you’re in turmoil, chances are you’re absorbed in your own mental soap opera. When you’re distracted or distraught, how often are you able to genuinely give love to others? And I mean the type of love that doesn’t hold a hidden agenda; This concept very much reminds me of Karma Yoga, which involves unselfish action and revocation of expectation towards any particular outcome.
When a person practices self-love, they raise their vibration. This is exactly what it means to “have good vibes” as we are energetic beings (this is now scientifically proven). When you practice any form of love, you raise your frequency, enabling you to connect to the universal source of all things. Whether consciously or unconsciously, people can pick up on these vibrations at an energetic level. This is why so many people are impacted by modern-day spiritual leaders... I mean let's be real, they look like human beings, but feel out of this world.
The beauty of living in this abundant universe is that the vibes you put out there come back to you, so if you care for others, the universe will care for you.
I encourage you to do something out of pure kindness today, no matter how big or small. Choose to play in this cosmic playground lovingly my friends, we're all in this together.