This Valentine’s Day, we live in a world that needs a little love, and we must give it.
Loving is the way we wake up from the dream of powerlessness. Love changes the rules of the game.
The Berlin Wall fell. The slaves were freed. Someone published their dream book today. Someone else rose up against cancer and booked a trip to Greece. Every day, there are those who wake up in love. Love in the face of ugliness, defeat or fiasco.
Love is the calling card of the spirit. There are no weapons or conditions that can withstand the onslaught of constant love. Love never fails.
Love never fails, it’s just that we fail to love.
Trust me, I’m not saying this is easy. After all, I’m the type of girl who gets mad if you choose to visit your dying aunt instead of sitting with me, telling you about my 137 neuroses, and when you put me off, I mean, I’ll press the red button, because you’ve pressed my buttons. .
We’re all human. We all find it easier to say, “Tomorrow I’ll be Gandhi,” and meanwhile we get stuck in our story of how the world should be.
It is easy to fall into the bandwagon of complaints. It is a noisy caravan that passes through the streets every day. The ugliness gets the attention of the media. There is fanfare for evil. Sometimes it is difficult to hear anything else with the noise of discontent.
Lovers turn their attention to love. It’s that simple, but not simplistic. It is not the work of simpletons. It is the work of those who are committed to freedom, growth and the cultivation of capabilities.
Love is a practice for those who care about how they feel each day and what words allow them to come out of their tongues into the waiting pores of those around them. This is not for lazy people. This is not for those who want to be right. This is not for those who want to be offended. This is for those who want to be free. This is for those who wish to be merciful to themselves but without compromising their wishes.
This is the Valentine’s Day that I wish the world. I want us to be lovers who use our power of attention to love. Lovers of others. Lovers of ourselves. I want us to do the job. I want us to be the ones to reach like seeds to the sun, because something deep inside us knows that the light is there, even when the darkness cools us.
I want us to be more than we think we can be. I want us to be what we know we can be. I want us to start now.
What does it mean to turn your attention to love? It does not mean that we get away from problems. It does not mean that we turn away from suffering.
We must tend to pain, especially our own. Because it is almost impossible to love others, when we do not love ourselves.
We must find a way to get up. And this is what I know about the promotion. It’s about trying again. It’s about not giving up. He falls 7 times and gets up 8, as the Japanese proverb says.
Keep fighting despite your own resistance and justifications and discouraging self-talk that diminishes who you really are.
Of course, love does not mean that we do not face injustice. It means we could. But we do nothing out of bitterness. Bitterness devours your strength. Hatred can deafen you to the voice or consciousness of the divine. Love is always merciful, and yet it is never a doormat. It is a force fire hose. It is an oracle from a new perspective. Real love is a wild force that changes any landscape on any day.
Where do you need to give your love? Who do you need to love and in what way? Or how can you love yourself more, right now?
Tama KievesA graduate of Harvard Law School with honors, she left her legal practice to write and help others create their most extraordinary lives. She is the author of four best-selling books, including A year without fear: 365 days of magnificence and his last Thrive through uncertainty. A sought-after speaker and career / success coach, she has helped thousands of people prosper in their life, their vocation, and their businesses. Sign up to receive your FREE digital fortune cookies and a free copy of their popular Dare to Decide webinar www.tamakieves.com/dare.
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