This week Awesome Stories brings you love stories, self-love, love without labels, and roses.
Roses represent love on so many levels, bridging gaps in age, gender, race, history, and religion. Maybe we should create a National Rose Day. 🙂 They have a rich history of symbolism, representing everything from purity to love, passion, fertility, death, resurrection, and silence. In modern celebrations, roses are the go-to choice for expressing our love and appreciation. Roses are loved by gardeners for their elegant petals and sweet aromas. And many poets, myself included, have written endless poems about love and roses. Here is one of my first love poems called Ode to Roses. ❤
A Human Love Story
Sharing our love story becomes the first step in reclaiming the discourse about how we view ourselves, our place in society, and how we want our communities and society to be shaped. ~ Matt Hopwood
Anthropologist Matt Hopwood wants to know if human love stories can change the world. In 2012, he set off on a walking tour around England with the idea to look for love stories. As he met people, he listened to their love stories and shared ones he’d heard. Gradually he collected the stories and built a project called A Human Love Story, to collect and share their love stories. The project is about sharing our stories as a profound way to connection via our shared love, vulnerability, and humanity. His intent is that this sharing is the first step in building better relationships and re-creating communities that support us and the land.
Dr. Sue Morter
I’ve been enjoying the perspective of Dr. Sue Morter lately. Her aim is to bridge science, healing, and human potential by teaching us how to integrate mind, body, and heart with meditation, awareness, love and breathwork. Her Energy Codes is a system of principles and practices for living up to your potential. Below is a video about self-love, reminding us that the more we learn to love ourselves, the more we awaken our potentials and flow with life. It starts with letting go of our mental approach to life, relaxing into the larger truth of our being residing in our core.
Love Without Labels
The Love Has No Labels project created this beautiful video to help spread the message of love, diversity, and inclusion. When we pause to remember our tender hearts and shared humanity, we can find love everywhere. Our diversity is actually our strength. Given the political climate in the US, this seems like a timely reminder. May we drop our labels and meet in fields of love along with Rumi, Gandhi, Jesus, and all the other wise leaders who remind us to love our neighbor as ourself. Hugs and blessings to all! #WeAreAmerica
May these stories warm your heart and inspire you to expand your circles of love from self to community to the world.