Oh. Not Valentine’s Day Again! (REPOST)

Hi fam!

I  am sharing the following blog post, as it is one of the best Valentines Day posts I have ever read. (Yeah I know am 2 weeks late.) I even found myself almost shedding a tear at the end!  I am single, never married, but always felt cynical about that over-rated, commercialized holiday, even back to the days of elementary school, when we were “forced” to get a box of silly Disney valentines to give to “everyone” in class, even the kids who bullied us, as a social nicety that seemed silly at best, and torturous at worst. I am now 46, and yet to experience that magical Valentine romance … In fact, it seems most of my relationships ended just in time to spend Valentines Day alone, cursing the ground that all my exes tread so heavily on, with my heart being the main stomping ground. I cherish my family and real friends with all my heart; I passionately love all animals and, albeit begrudgingly, I love all people too, in all their human fallibility. Because we are all one, and because I believe there is goodness that lies within every being, although often buried under layers of social conditioning, ignorance, false perceptions, learned beliefs and a general sense of greed and entitlement…selfish intents that drive the human ego mercilessly and account for the atrophy and extinction of selfless values like empathy and compassion, which eventually burn out from lack of use. And on that cynical note, I will end my rant with a prayer of Love & Light to all beings, Namasté 

Lisa Pearlman 

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Valentine’s Day; I can’t say it’s my favourite occasion of the year. But somewhere deep inside, beyond layer upon layer of past disappointments and calamities, my ‘Inner Romantic’ was quietly hopeful. In fact, I might go as far to say, she was a little bit excited about the prospect of going for a […]

http://www.insidethelifeofmoi.com/2016/02/15/oh-not-valentines-day-again/

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About Lisa Pearlman

I AM: a creatively inspired freelance Writer and iphoneographer/visual artist - Social Media Content Creator/Curator - animal rights activist - Voice for the Voiceless. I also identify as a "HSP", (empath or highly sensitive person). I feel like a modern day "Catcher in the Rye," on a mission to save the world, one sentient being at a time. But first I must turn inward, to tune into pure awareness without interference from the mind's thoughts. Connecting with Source at this transcendent level of consciousness, I am free to co-create my reality, one mindfully inspired moment at a time. I earned a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from UMASS-Amherst. My llchosen career path was in human services, helping adults recover from addiction and/or mental illness and reintegrate into society. I worked as a counselor/case manager in a residential mental health setting as well as in correctional facilities. I hope the content I create and/or share online (and in the real world) inspires others to help co-create a kinder gentler world. By spreading awareness of injustices and educating the public through shared content, we build rapport and develop empathy, identifying and promoting shared values like Peace, Love, Compassion, Kindness, and Tolerance. My other passions include Writing, Reading, Photography/iphoneography, learning, self-improvement, Animals, Spirituality, mindfulness, Meditation, contemplation, Philosophy, problem-solving, listening to Music, HipHop, Internet Radio & blogging. I believe LOVE has the power to heal all suffering. I am forever a work in progress.
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