The Rose Bath

There must be a few things

that a hot bath can’t cure,

but I don’t know many of them.

Sylvia Plath

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Whether someone’s bringing you Valentine flowers or you have to buy/grow them yourself, here are a few thoughts on true love by a favorite Buddhist, Pema Chodron:

People always say that that’s what they want: they want someone to love them unconditionally, and they want to love unconditionally. We think we’d be delighted to have an unconditional relationship, but that’s only as long as it’s on our own terms. Anyone who has been married or in a long-term relationship knows that challenges present themselves constantly. The challenges are to give in, to surrender our way of doing things, and not to split when we feel threatened. Basically, the challenge is to be genuine–to feel our pounding heart or shaking knees or whatever it is, and stick with it. In a nutshell, very few of us ever allow ourselves to be in a situation that doesn’t have at least a teensy-weensy little exit, a place where we can get out if we have to.

By living without “shoulds” we gradually discover our wakefulness and our confidence. Gradually, without any agenda except to be honest and kind, we assume responsibility for being here in this unpredictable world, in this unique moment, in this precious human body.

Every act counts. Every thought and emotion counts, too. This is all the path we have. Are we, at least, willing to catch ourselves spinning off and do that without embarrassment? Do we at least aspire to not consider ourselves a problem, but simply a pretty typical human being who could at that moment give him/herself a break and stop being so critical and compulsive?

Click on “Leave a Comment” (top left) to share how you might love (yourself) more easily this season of hearts. Make it memorable!

xoxox

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xoxox

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 00:40:34

    I woke one morning this week, Wednesday to be exact and was thinking about love and romance. I can think what I choose but it has more meaning when it’s written. Over the years I’ve written many things here about romance. And these days it means even more to me. I love romance, to have a Goddess in my arms and treat her to special loving things. I guess I enjoy Valentines Day, I can think about being romantic with a special Goddess. I wonder if she knows who she is. It is more exciting to be mysterious, or not! 😉

    Photo number one is my favorite. This Goddess in the bath is so beautiful and seductive, her eyes are amazing.

    I hope your Valentines Day is filled with romance, Sharon!

    Mountain…

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