valentine's day

                          If you are like me and you are really put off by the materialism surrounding our so called holidays – and the hype and the social pressure to celebrate on a particular day – here are some poems and sayings which may remind us of the true inspiration behind Valentine’s Day: ‘This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally to take a step without feet.’           Rumi   If you can’t smell the fragrance Dont come into the garden of Love. If you’re unwilling to undress Don’t enter into the stream of Truth. Stay where you are. Don’t come our way.                                                                   Rumi   ‘You cannot have love through technique. You can have sensation through a technique, but that is not love. Love is something that cannot be told, that cannot be carried across through newspapers or through propaganda. It must be felt, it must be understood. But if you repeat love, love, love, it has no meaning. You will know of that love when the mind is quiet, when the mind is free from its conditioning,… Read more »

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