Beloved Flower Lover,
We are very open here about that fact that we talk and think about love, peace and joy all the time and valentines is a perfect time to re -invite ourselves to re-consider our ideas about peace, love and joy in a world where we see external issues being discussed in the media.
A few days after valentines, yes, yet we think that what we are considering is still newsworthy because just by considering these classic life principles such as peace, love and joy. Principles that govern our lives whether we know it or not, may to some groups just be an idea. To them being able to operate from peace, love and joy may seem like a ‘new’ normal. a norm is ‘new’ and unfamiliar. So this is the way we are putting , love, peace and joy into the ether so it may in its own perpetual way automate the hearts of those open to stirring their beliefs about themselves and what is possible using peace, love and joy as a trigger and guide through the way ahead.
The following quotes and then think about how you see your own love story. Is it problematic? were you given that story from someone else and then find yourself living into it or is it something that you created and now own. Whilst you consider your deepest answer to that genuine question, here are the quotes which may help you open up to this even further.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.
We have been reviewing some of the love themes, and ideas out there today such as Galentines- a movement started to empower single women. We have also been looking at the latin words for love such as
PHILAUTIA- self love
and considered the numerous stories that have evolved to express these themes that have been shared from generation to generation. We here at the London flower lover see storytelling and narrative at the heart of what we do as it connects people beyond simple messaging, It helps them shape and reshape their identities. To know who they are, to know who we are and to appreciate the oneness of us all. Thus sitting down in a story and imagining ourselves address issues and solve them becomes a gift we share with the world.
Reinsborough and Canning,2017, state that,
“Narratives and stories frequently appear to be similar, and the terms are often used interchangeably. The content and scale of stories is as varied as human experience—from sacred tales that carry wisdom revered by billions, to ephemeral celebrity gossip, to what happened at the office today—but they are all discrete and bounded accounts of events with a clear beginning, middle, and end. They help to give us a helpful definition of narrative is a coherent “system of stories.”15 Narratives are stories that are bigger: often more open-ended and less bounded in a linear sequence while containing lots of smaller interrelated stories that are emblematic of the larger narrative. Individual stories that fit within the logic of the symbolic system can easily be added to the narrative while others fade away over time, but the narrative persists.”
We don’t do instagram and don’t really do the social media thing but this is making us wonder perhaps its time to enter that world of storytelling and we could even begin by creating a hashtag #createyournewlovestoryusingflowers.
What do you think?
What ever happens next, it may not be for the massess, or it may catch on in a little bit of time.
Rewrite your own story!
The London Flower Lover