“A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.” George Jean Nathan
Betty Wright – Tonight Is The Night
When was the last time you felt like you were glowing with the deepest joy and walking on air? Better yet, where were you when you heard Tonight Is The Night, Love Hangover or The Glow of Love? How about …. name your in-the-mood-for-love song? Flowers blooming, bodies gyrating, wine sipping, music blasting, and there you are drowsy with love with a huge grin on your face… go back there. How, you may ask? Start with the memorable music that took you there, kick off your high heels, hike up your skirt, and slowly move those hips, arms, shoulders, and feet, till you feel that tingly sensation flowing right through your veins, and then smile… What was his name? her name? What was that first rapturous kiss like? (not your first lousy kiss, honey) … and the rest? You are there already!
“Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Change - The Glow Of Love
You see, blasting our amps with the right music has the power to bring back that glowing love magic, and take us back to memorable moments in our lives when even our friends wondered what drug we had imbibed; we hadn’t. Nonesuch. Self love, like Love in a romantic liaison, is intoxicating and we can tap into that space/place with the flick of a switch, the right music, song, story, and heck, the presence of the right kind of joyful energy. Some of us are stuck on what others would think and so we starve ourselves of the sheer joy of being human with real needs and feelings.
Quite frankly my dear, no one really gives damn so get on up and do your thing; start with the music, the dance, the smile, and watch yourself transform into whomever you desire to be… 200 times over. Instead of sitting around waiting for Ms./Mr. Goodbar to drop in with her/his shit, go create your own joy and then watch happens next. Will the glow dissipate? No, unless you stop affirming yourself, your goals, and your desires. Now get to it! What do you think? More below…
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
The first time I heard this song, at a party in London, I was pretty young and thought Donna Summer had lost her mind to play something so intimate in such a public way… but as we listened to it, it sparked a hilarious conversation and got everybody laughing; albeit in embarrassment for some of us. Soon, we had discarded our pretensions and silly rigidities and had some of the best conversations about the male/female dynamic that I had ever had… We spent the rest of the evening enjoying the party and dancing the night away … our humanity shone through and we sure had that easy feeling of the glow of love. What about you? What are your thoughts? When did you first experience the glow of love? What sensations did you feel? Do you remember listening to these songs? Do share! Thank you.
This post was partly inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: What would you like 200 more of?
Positive Motivation Tip: The Glow of Love is within you… seek it, embrace it, and if you wish, share it with others.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Love glow, via Wikipedia Love balloons, via Flickr.
- Reflections: Feeling The Glow Of Love… (via Mirth and Motivation) (teamoyeniyi.com)