Happy Valentine's Day!
Love is a many splendored thing.
Love is not an idea, or an image to be fulfilled. Love is the sensation of pleasure and resonance with a loved one, near or far…an energetic excitement of life.
Love cannot be taught in school or books. When ideas of love and sexuality are defined and projected by the media, confusion and dysfunction result. The evidence is in the faces and demeanor of many people in my country, the United States. The well-off are collectively narcissistic, while the larger poorer population face insecurity, stress and confusion. Most everyone correctly feel disconnected and conflicted. Too few are loved or loving.
Love, pleasure and power are related: they are opposites. Power and pleasure should be in balance, like mind and body. Unfortunately modern society promotes power and narcissistic values using ideas, images, and deceptive language to inflate and over-charge the value of power, at the cost of our pleasure and well-being!
The pursuit of more power and control is an illusion that enables the willing degradation of our well-being and environment…. as any illusion enables irrational behavior, individually or collectively.
What can be done? Find someone to love! Pleasure is the antidote to power! The excitement of life, growth and fulfillment belongs to those who are open, vulnerable, and responsive: those who have no Fear of Life.
Joy, Pleasure, and someone to love, puts power and money in its’ place. To be in love today is to be in luck.
Happy Valentines Day! and Good Luck to all!