Ask anyone about love and they’ll give you an opinion: It’s written in the stars. It’s beautiful. It’s delightful. It’s friendship. It’s fire! … In any event, it’s one hell of a feeling, right?
According to Wikipedia, we might want to rethink this. It describs Love as “an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection – the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”.
Well, however you want to describe, I felt LOVE this week. Watching the live Olympic ceremony come to a close, leaving the nation spell bound, I was amazed by the mood created, ‘happy and glorious’ as described by Jacques Rogge, IOC (International Olympic Committee) President. Though – ‘of course’ – this is an occasion where competitors are top of their game, producing some of the most memorable moments in history, everyone just seemed to GET ON! So many different nationalities all under one roof, hugs between competitors at the end of their events, self less support by the volunteers, ELECTRIC energy … As the party drew to a close, it was time to take down the bunting and hand over to Rio De Janeiro. What a feeling of Olympic magic!
What I know about love I have mostly learned through teaching. In seven years of training practitioners, I’ve seen what love can do in the most ordinary moments (a therapist wanting to help and heal a client) and the most extraordinary (an email from a therapist offering their services to strangers in the aftermath of hurricane Katia which hit the North of England in Sept, 11). Whenever you’ve been touched by love, a heart-print lingers, so that you’re always reminded of the feeling of being cared for, knowing that, to someone, you mattered.
Love has unlimited ways for you to receive, and as we come to a close of two of the most magnificent weeks in British life, since I have been alive, and no doubt, the thumping hangover GB will be now be feeling, lets hope that LOVE acts as the magic hangover cure, and the momentum created will send long lasting ripples throughout the world.
The attractive force of love! Yummy! … And we are going to send our own Tri-Dosha love to the first three people that respond to my blog, and answer the following questions: How many gold medals did Great Britain win in the 2012 Olympics? Winners will receive our NEW Ayurvedic Pain Balm, 30ml. Please send answers and address details to: firstname.lastname@example.org. . Good luck!