Supercharge your love life with yourself-simple poem

Beloved Flower Lover,

The last few posts have been a mindful invitation to link love to it’s source, self love. Reconnecting to one’s love through the use of beauty, tuning in and reconnecting to that in our hearts. We adapted the beautiful poem by Oriah  as a way to assist us to light up our hearts, and activate parts of our brains with dopamine. This poem, this conduit idealises our love lives. And we use flowers to greet and acknowledge us all.


The Invitation of Self Love

It doesn’t interest me
what I do for a living.
I want to know
what I ache for
and if I dare to dream
of meeting my heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old I am.
I want to know
if I will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for my dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring my moon…
I want to know
if I have touched
the centre of my own sorrow
if I have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if I can sit with pain
mine, my very own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if I can be with joy
mine, my very own
if I can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill me
to the tips of my fingers and toes
without cautioning myself
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.

It doesn’t interest me
if the story I are telling me
is true.
I want to know if I can
disappoint another
to be true to myself.
If I can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray my own soul.
If I can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if I can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if I can source my own life
from it’s presence.

I want to know
if I can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn’t interest me
to know where I live
or how much money I have.
I want to know if I can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me
who I know
or how I came to be here.
I want to know if I will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me
where or what or with whom
I have studied.
I want to know
what sustains I
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know
if I can be alone
with myself
and if I truly like
the company I keep
in the empty moments.

Originally by Oriah Mountain Dreaming,
from the book The Invitation: Adapted by The London Flower Lover

The Team,

The London Flower Lover

Pink Peonies for self loveThe London Flower Lover


About Thelondonflowerlover

Welcome to The London Flower Lover. We are florists who create floral collections to tell your real life story. With colour and texture, we take floristry into an entirely new direction based on the challenges and joys of your life. Offering what we call 'heart based floristry' we use style, fashion, and life situations and merge them with heart based lifestyle support. This inspiring blend creates so much more for those who love flowers. Using flowers in the traditional way of course, but always using flowers to open up a floralicious conversation about relationships of all kinds. We are a sort of work in progress of compassionately confirming how we are already on the inside, the love we want to see out in the world. That is mission of The London Flower Lover. So saying yes to recognising that is at the heart of this blog and using flowers to honour that inner world is how we use the beauty of giving and receiving flowers. This blog is your blog. It's as much about cultivating your heart, as it is about enjoying the physical beauty of flowers. It offers story, poems and video to reflect the life you actually live whilst showing beautifully inspiring collections of flower designs. Hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and more. All this with sought after tips from well established experts on how to keep a happy heart. This is what makes The London Flower Lover unique and magical. Yes, and that's how we make the difference that we do. When life looks, feels, or sounds challenging, we offer a sanctuary that you may dip into. A well of refreshment and strength that you may draw from. Sharing what others have found to be successful ways of being happy in the face of challenges, whilst letting flowers do the talking when we have no other way to interpret what is going on. Use flowers to help you re-discover, reveal and remember how you can still be despite challenges. Use flowers to celebrate and to embody the possibility of your heart felt desire, fulfilled. Use flowers in your life, to remind you of the beauty of your life. Use The London Flower Lover today. We invite you to stay curious in this floral universe as you explore the love in the heart. This is a floralicious world.
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