I feel it in my fingers
I feel it in my toes
Love is all around me
and so the feeling grows
It is written on the wind,
it’s everywhere I go…
– LOVE IS ALL AROUND by THE TROGGS
This famous song by The Troggs is a catchy tune. It’s one of those songs. You hear a bit of it, and you will find yourself singing or humming it all day. But do you really believe it?
Do you truly believe that love is all around you?
It’s so easy to get caught up in a daily routine. To drown in the minutia of getting things done…meetings, deadlines, working, taking care of others, and trying to catch just enough sleep before waking up and doing it all again.
Stop. Just stop. Take a little break. Take a deep breath. Relax with me just a minute.
Now look around? What do you see? Who are you with?
Are you surrounded by co-workers? Despite work-based roles, these are people like you…human beings striving for the best existence possible. You have more in common than you might imagine.
Are you with your parents? These are the people who represent your roots. They gave you life and whether they were great parents or lousy parents, they set you forth on your path.
Are you with your kids? Yes, maybe they drive you nuts sometimes, but even the wildest child is adorable when asleep. (I know I was!) Your little ones are your legacy. Every ounce of love you pour into them shapes a whole new life.
Are you with friends? These are your chosen companions along your journey. They are those special people who laugh with you, inspire you, share with you, and pick you up when you need it.
Are you with your soul mate? This is a person that walks alongside you on your everyday path…a person who connects very deeply with you. They co-author the story of your life.
Are you with your pet? This is the purest form of unconditional love. Your pets trust you with their very existence. In return for sustenance and shelter, they give you infinite, uncomplicated adoration. You are the center of their universe.
Are you with yourself? Being alone with yourself is quite different than being lonely. Lonely implies that you are cut-off, disconnected, isolated…and you are not. You are part of an amazingly alive universe that is constantly moving, shifting, and transforming in unique and wonderful ways!
You are an integral part of the Universal dance.
Step outside, feel the breeze, blink at the sunlight.
Breathe deeply and know that you are in the presence of Source.
Love is all around you.