- Published on Sunday, 29 July 2012 07:50
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I am in Love with Love
and Love is in love with me.
My body is in Love with the soul
and the soul is in Love with my body.
I opened my arms to Love
and Love embraced me like a lover.
When I read these words today, I was inspired by their depth and began to contemplate their meaning. Recently I had been wondering what it really means to love yourself. The Ten Commandments tell us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” But I had never heard much about what loving yourself really implies in this commandment. It does seem that we can only love others to the degree that we love ourselves, like a comparison. And that we must first know how to love ourselves. I am sure it is somewhat different for each one of us, just as we are each unique as individuals.
Rumi’s words gave me a sense of what loving myself is really about. Loving ourselves is a key part of our personal empowerment and improving the relationships we have with all in our life experience.
I invite you to spend some time and contemplate the meaning of Rumi’s words for you. I promise that it will be enlightening! Have fun with this and let me know what you think!