Our Kintsugi founder on the power of love, the importance of embracing it fully and the healing potential within it
There are only four questions of value in life, wrote Lord Byron: What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for? And what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only Love.
Love is a powerful force. Historical and spiritual teachings have long extolled its power to heal, comfort and transform. From Christianity to Buddhism and Hinduism, many faiths and cultures have emphasised the importance of cultivating love within ourselves and in our relationships with others.
Love has the power to bridge divisions between people. In an increasingly divided world, love can help us create healthy connections and build understanding. Recently, we’ve seen movements of peace and unity grow out of acts of love and compassion, such as the muslim men embracing love movements, which seeks to promote harmony between people of different backgrounds.
Love has the potential to bring out the best in us. In challenging times, it can act as a source of strength and help us to stay hopeful. We see this in the Black Lives Matter protests: despite the hardships and injustice faced by so many, the protests have been powered by a message of love, leading to many positive changes.
Love can even foster physical, psychological and emotional healing. Many studies have shown that being surrounded and supported by loved ones can help us cope with physical and mental health issues. In addition, expressions of love – hugs, words of affirmation, and gestures of kindness – can have an immediate calming effect on our bodies and minds.
The Sufi poet Rumi is one of the most beloved voices in Islamic literature, and he was known for his works emphasising the power of love. In his poetry, Rumi urges us to open up and embrace love, reminding us that we can only find divine truth when we accept love into our hearts.
Rumi described love as a burning flame, capable of consuming all obstacles in its path; this speaks to the immense power of love to help us overcome our fears and reach greater heights. Through his work, Rumi showed us how to find joy and liberation in love.
Finally, love can help us access spiritual fulfilment. As we open ourselves up to love, we can find ourselves tapping into divine energies and grace. We find peace, joy and liberation on a spiritual level, allowing us to live more conscious, purposeful lives.
However busy our lives get, we must always remember that love is the highest form of energy. It vibrates at such a high frequency that it can have a powerful and positive effect on our lives. When we open ourselves up to love, we tap into its healing power, which helps us to be more focused, energised and motivated. By embracing love, we can discover the true power of its healing potential and lead happier and more fulfilling lives.