Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise – then you will discover the fullness of your life.

Br. David Steindl-Rast

In the English language, we use the word love to describe our deep affection toward everything from children to chocolate, beloved friends to favorite songs. While a wide range of words might seem more appropriate — some languages have many words for love — there’s something wonderful about the capacity of one word to convey so many distinct and nuanced meanings. It is testament to the richness of the many forms that love can take — as affection or appreciation, compassion or desire, or — in the public sphere — the motivation to improve our communities and the world. 

It seems safe to say that all of us want love in our lives. We want to be loved, feel love, and express our love. But amidst the busyness and challenge of daily life, we can neglect to appreciate, nurture, and communicate the love that exists in our lives and in the world. Whether it feels abundant or in short supply, the presence of love is worthy of our attention and care.

We invite you to join us for a free 7-day practice focused on attending to love in its many forms. Each day will offer a guided reflection and practice such as: Tune In to What You Truly Love, Love on the Hard Days, Love in Action. By turning our attention to love — witnessing it, receiving it, and expressing it — we become more awake to life, both our own and the life all around us.

The light of love is always in us, no matter how cold the flame. It is always present, waiting for the spark to ignite, waiting for the heart to awaken.

bell hooks

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