I am certain that Clooney's recent engagement is not just about Clooney. Our cultural icons are our cultural icons because they have important messages to reflect back to us. They give us an opportunity to shift into a higher frequency of alignment with who we really are.
I valued being independent but hated the thought that my options were to either let my relationship define me (from my grandmother's generation) or be so tough I only attracted a man who followed me around like a lost puppy (the wounded feminine from my mother's generation).
The truth is no emotion surfaces from something outside of us -- it can only come up if it is already within us. People, places and situations don't make us feel anything; we choose to feel through our perceptions and through our conditioned filters.
Write "I love you" on a Post-it note and strategically place it somewhere it will be found. This can be around your home, office or at a grocery store. You can also write a bunch of these with various love-inspired messages and leave them in random locations.
Only you know, deep inside of you, the path and the way that is best for you. When you do the above, you will have such clear and consistent access to your truth you'll never need to ask anyone else what to do or where to go next.
It's not that the mind is bad. It's a powerful tool to use for planning, sorting details and taking action steps. But it is not the sole place you or I are meant to live from. There is a deeper place that we can inhabit on a more regular basis.