Celebrating Love… Happy Valentine Day!
I’ll be leading a yoga class with live music and chanting at Remedy Spa in Dallas, TX, tonight at 7 pm. Here’s the invitation details, in case you’d like to join:
Location: Remedy Spa
Address: 1810 N Prairie Ave – Dallas,TX 75204
Event Time: 7:00 to 10 pm
Couples, Friends, Family and Neighbors… Come and celebrate Universal Love with us!
This is the initial Soirée Program:
7 – 8 pm: Yoga from the Heart with Douchka, and the angelical voice and live music of Shanti Webb (http://www.myspace.com/shantimichellemusic)
8 – 10 pm:
– Astrology and Love Compatibility readings by Ty
– Valentine Shakeology Chocolate and Red Berries tasting
– Vegetable wax based candles for sale by Tim
– Special Raffle for Remedy Spa massage services
– And more!
All activities will be donation based. Stay tuned to check for updates and added activities☺
Bring your loved one(s) and enjoy the energy, the music and the company sipping on warm tea and coffee on the veranda.
Whether you already have plans for a romantic dinner, or not, swing by and get fully connected and charged with Loving Energy to go on with your evening afterwards…
Peace and Love
…. And talking about Love, here are a couple of insightful perspectives over Love:
1) A buddhist approach – posting by Thais Campos :
What is Real Love – Buddhism and Unconditional Love
Buddhist philosophy teaches that true love is free from attachment and emotional dependence. Love is unconditional, the need of reciprocity is mere passion
Loving and being loved is not as easy as it may seem. Building a strong relationship involves commitment and patience, and still, most people have at least once in life suffered because of a broken heart. Falling in love brings joy and tenderness as well as fear of loss, jealousy and insecurity. Is it impossible to love without suffering? Before delving into the reasons why people suffer for love, it’s necessary to answer one essential question: what is real love?
What Buddhism Says About Love
According to Buddhism, to love is an action. It’s that force that motivates people to become better, to improve themselves in order to reach eternity and happiness. Love brings out the best in people, as when they love, the target is not themselves but the beloved ones. This wish to serve others is said to be a reflection of an innate knowledge that everybody is connected through the same principle, and therefore, it is an illusion to believe that one can achieve true happiness while those around haven’t attained it . So, love is the action that makes people step out of their own ego and work in favour of the whole in a search for fulfillment.
In fact, Buddha said that he would not enter nirvana until the last person had reached enlightenment, and this is the main principle of the Mahayana school, which teaches that true love is the wish that every living creature achieves wisdom and pure joy. So, those who love, work to lead the beloved ones towards enlightenment.
2) On relationships and Love by DailyOM (http://www.dailyom.com/articles/2010/22991.html) published on April 19, 2010, to remind us what true love should be about:
The Real Thing
Love Should Feel Good
Love should feel good. Relationships that leave you feeling depleted, sad and making excuses are not based in love.
Often in our lives, we fall prey to the idea of a thing rather than actually experiencing the thing itself. We see this at play in our love lives and in the love lives of our friends, our family, and even fictional characters. The conceptualizing, depiction, and pursuit of true love are multimillion-dollar industries in the modern world. However, very little of what is offered actually leads us to an authentic experience of love. Moreover, as we grasp for what we think we want and fail to find it, we may suffer and bring suffering to others. When this is the case, when we suffer more than we feel healed, we can be fairly certain that what we have found is not love but something else.
When we feel anxious, excited, nervous, and thrilled, we are probably experiencing romance, not love. Romance can be a lot of fun as long as we do not try to make too much of it. If we try to make more of it than it is, the romance then becomes painful. Romance may lead to love, but it may also fade without blossoming into anything more than a flirtation. If we cling to it and try to make it more, we might find ourselves pining for a fantasy, or worse, stuck in a relationship that was never meant to last.
Real love is identifiable by the way it makes us feel. Love should feel good. There is a peaceful quality to an authentic experience of love that penetrates to our core, touching a part of ourselves that has always been there. True love activates this inner being, filling us with warmth and light. An authentic experience of love does not ask us to look a certain way, drive a certain car, or have a certain job. It takes us as we are, no changes required. When people truly love us, their love for us awakens our love for ourselves. They remind us that what we seek outside of ourselves is a mirror image of the lover within. In this way, true love never makes us feel needy or lacking or anxious. Instead, true love empowers us with its implicit message that we are, always have been, and always will be, made of love.