I have been doing much thinking on Love lately and how most of what we learn about or hear about Love seems completely inadequate and inaccurate. Love as energy that runs through and between us in countless ways. Love of ourselves that is essential for every other Love. And why we fear loving ourselves so much and then project that fear onto everyone else’s Love.
Though at this point it looks unlikely I will be able to afford a vacation in 2014, in June 2013 I took a solo weekend hike on a trail I had been wanting to return to for 25 years. After reading SARK’s example from her Succulent Wild Woman book, “Marry yourself first – promise never to leave you!” I did just what she described. I held a little marriage ceremony for myself and got an inexpensive ring of silver leaves and a flower that reminds me to never forget my love for myself and my self’s connection to the natural world. Ironically, SARK met the love of her life 3 months following her “marriage ceremony” but that is beside her point.
Or maybe it is her point.
It may seem incredibly strange to marry oneself to some, but my daughter thinks it’s kind of cool, and I think everyone could benefit from it
(even if you are married to someone else)
You can find SARK here:
For great articulation of this nearly wordless concept, Love, read this blog post, “Love is a Verb” from Occupy Love,starting with this Buckminster Fuller quote that resonates to my bones:
”I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of the universe.” ~ Buckminster Fuller