When your chest is free of your limiting ego,
Then you will see the ageless Beloved.
You can not see yourself without a mirror;
Look at the Beloved, He is the brightest mirror.
I love Rumi. Who doesn’t? I especially love the above excerpt from Thief of Sleep. For what is the purpose of any love – romantic, brotherly, divine, or otherwise – if not to put up a mirror to our face and show us the True Self? When we see our true and divine nature and embrace it, we begin to radiate love to all beings.
I wish you all a divine Valentine’s Day, filled with love for yourself, your family, your friends, and perfect strangers alike. Namaste.