But below the surface of the present moment, when I think of Valentine's Day, what emerges is a remembrance of the childhood magic of this day.
I remember as a young boy, the joy created as everyone exchanged Valentine's greetings with each other. Kids watched with joy as other children read their messages, and counted with pride and glee the number of Valentine's they received - a testament of their lovability!
Everyone seemed worthy of this special greeting - no matter how mean or meaningless they might have been in days gone by - all was forgotten. In the spirit of abandon it was a playful open hearted embrace.
To love without boundaries and judgment is the spirit of this memory. Naive to the ego, it seems a fresh and childlike way to encounter the world. Revelling in this simple childhood delight, serves to reset the wisdom of the divine heart.
This Valentines Day open yourself to the childlike magic of unconditional love. Let it flow through your smile and your heart to everyone you meet. Let the whole world know they can be your valentine. Fill the world with the love that glows in your heart.
Happy Valentines Day!