Valentine's Day Wisdom

Posted by Pavi Mehta on Feb 14, 2008
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We've heard it said that this day -- which once belonged to a legendary saint in whose wake loving deeds flowed like a river -- was hijacked so many years ago by corporations looking to cash in on a beautiful state-of-the-heart technology. They who strode in preaching a catchy new religion: I love therefore I buy. And maybe we bought it. At any rate we've been blaming them ever since. Why give them so much attention? This time around why not make this day about something more than either cliched consumerism or ritual ranting ... why not attempt a daring coup? Maybe all it requires is for you and me to listen deeply -- to ourselves.

Because sometimes just listening to your heart can be a revolutionary act. What if we all started? Now.

Perhaps we might start a trickle of loving deeds that grows into a river ... and somewhere an old saint will smile.

   

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Comments (29)

  • PointO'view wrote ...

    True... so very True&Beautiful

  • Dndoona wrote ...

    i like this wisdom
    very simple yet very cute

  • HLENGIWE DUBE wrote ...

    splendid

  • sheetal wrote ...

    :) sweet like chocolate!

  • Clarissa wrote ...

    Now if only we could tell the world this!!

  • rathrbboatn wrote ...

    Love this one. It sounds so simple, "just keep it open", now if we could only get all the "haters" out there in this big, wide world to do that, we would surely live in a better, happier, brighter world.

  • Richard wrote ...

    Love this, too. And the way this is expressed, it gives one a moment, a taste, of something about an open heart. Thanks.

  • cindy wrote ...

    Truth be known that your healthy heart is about the size of your closed fist. There is much wisdom ref the open heart.Thanks

  • Nirav wrote ...

    Got refreshing feeling after reading it....

  • Mussie Habte and Little Aida from Asmara Eritrea wrote ...

    Helpful wisdom but only for the wise heart like the one which knew this secret.

  • mitu wrote ...

    i love it!! just open your heart and see what kind of world you will find! :)

  • sss wrote ...

    just very true as nature, and very inspiring

  • Delia wrote ...

    Fantastic !

    Keep Smiling

  • Terry wrote ...

    So true! love it!

  • Rajee Seetharam wrote ...

    It's beautiful in its simplicity and soul, all at one time...so its breathtaking !
    :) Love it ! God Bless.

  • Vijayalaxmi Salian wrote ...

    Wonderful message for people who have a heart which pains as well as which feels cherished during happy times....

  • Vijayalaxmi Salian wrote ...

    Wonderful message for people who have a heart which pains as well as which feels cherished during happy times....

  • misty wrote ...

    it is so tragic that i have so much love to give but no one seems to want it...:c

  • hali neal wrote ...

    I think what you wrote is totally true but the world dont know it yet...

  • pratibha wrote ...

    hey Viral that's good wisdom
    pratibha

  • arundebnath wrote ...

    What a wonderful reflection on love-truth! Yes, the bud will open up its petals and the bee will find its way into the flower of a flower and sing with joy.

    Those who enjoyed Pavi's posting may also find another posting by a doctor about new born baby in [View Link]

  • Muran wrote ...

    Amazing love-
    I am an overflowing river,
    Filled with full of love,
    You are a mermaid,
    Swimming in my heart,
    The waves are sharing our love,
    The shores are murmuring our stories,
    The wind is spreading our joy,
    The sun is shimmering our passion,
    My heart is enjoying the thrust of your swim,
    when you touch the layers of my heart,
    I peak to the love of life,
    The valleys are awaiting for another rain,
    To flow with us to enjoy the real love.
    -Muran

  • Kent Rini wrote ...

    "The greatest lessons are in the arms of children and at the feet of elders." Kent Rini

  • Anna wrote ...

    Dear friends know that You are LOVE, love sits within your heart. Be kind to yourself today and everyday. Keep your heart open-for when it is closed it cannot be touched by the love that is all around you. Your kindness and compassion towards others is an act of love towards yourself. It's true. Keep your heart Open and you will be touched by an abundance of happiness and joy! Thank you for the beautiful note! Happy Valentine's day! Happy EVERYDAY! <3

  • SarahM wrote ...

    thank you, pavi,for sharing your inspiration in a clear and sweet way. :-)

  • uma Palaniappan wrote ...

    Love the whole idea of keeping an open heart....to receive and share LOVE. Thanks for sharing

  • Noor A.F wrote ...

    Hi !
    It is me invented a new religion and I deserve to be its prophet. The only way we can see people loving and willing to make earth a place of peace and love. I therefore would like all religions to have representatives so that each group would give up something and get more.We all know that all religions and their people God the only differences are prophets. Well, the prophets are God but implementing agencies. Once all are accepted and very clear resolution as charters are in place, I would be the head of the implementing team. There, people will have Memorandum of Understandings that absolutely will teach peace and love in the hearts of all mankind. Isn't that is fair because God didn't made people to shed their blood

  • Sally R wrote ...

    Your heart may be small, but its' electromagnetic field is measurable 15 feet from your body! Fill it with love and pump that out to the world - just imagine the effect!
    Love this x

  • Deepak wrote ...

    Thank you . very true .