I have always been a valentine-giving, mixtape-making, hopeless romantic. This year I decided to call in the heavy artillery, asking groundbreaking producer Jarreau Vandal to help me out with a few recommendations for this weekend's mix.
We may sound satirical but make no mistake: We do see a lot of good with February's red-soaked date. Anything that promotes "love," we are big fans of... as long as love remains true and doesn't take second row behind other motivators...
When you have a deep desire to learn about what is in your highest good, you will listen to that quiet Guidance that speaks to you through your thoughts, feelings, images, and dreams, or even through the rocks and trees.
When you smile at a stranger in the street they might go home in a better mood, compliment their partner, who will in turn show love to the next person they encounter. Your small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect on the world.
Reduction of stress is an important step in normalizing the physiology so that it can function in an integrated and healthy manner, but "busting" stress is, after all, a side benefit of TM. Let's enjoy the natural outcome of this technique -- growing in unity consciousness -- enlightenment.
When we find that kindred spirit, it's more than just finding someone you can connect with. It's finding someone who doesn't run away from your three heads or your webbed toes or your love for the smell of new books.
Have you done this? Someone links or writes an article that catches your attention and you find yourself on their website marvelling at how they have captured their essence in words to tell the world who they are and what they do.
Along with the things that are unique to us -- our strengths, gifts, dreams, desires, and needs -- there are some aspects of our authentic selves that are universal. These are the five things that we all experience when in touch with our authentic selves.