Resources for Recovering Resilience: Deep and Delightful Love

[Sometime I post quotes and resources relevant to the seasons or holidays, as I did with Monday’s quotes for Chinese New Year or a few weeks ago for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Today’s post is a bow to the truth and power of love. However you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or not, may these offerings open and fill your heart and the hearts of those you love.]

First, two new poems from Mary Oliver and a thought from Rumi:

Moments

There are moments that cry out to be fulfilled.
Like, telling someone you love them.
Or giving your money away, all of it.

Your heart is beating, isn’t it?
You’re not in chains, are you?

There is nothing more pathetic than caution
when headlong might save a life,
even, possibly, your own.
– Mary Oliver

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Someone who does not run
toward the allure of love
walks a road where nothing lives.
– Rumi

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Not anyone who says, “I’m going to be
careful and smart in matters of love,”
who says, “I’m going to choose slowly,”
but only those lovers who didn’t choose at all
but were, as it were, chosen
Bby something invisible
and powerful and uncontrollable
and beautiful and possibly even
unsuitable –
only those know what I’m talking about
in this talking about love.
– Mary Oliver

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A delightful YouTube video of love and friendship across the species – your heart will be smiling!

A delightful YouTube video of love and friendship across the species – your heart will be smiling!