“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr., American Baptist minister and activist
Lately I’ve been imagining me as a part of all life! Really. I believe that I’m connected to everything and not separate. My reflection has been one of diving deeper though. I’ve imagined the universe is me as are the oceans, waves, sand, sea life, all life, etc. I recently read a perspective that pointed out that when we feel triggered about something or someone it’s an invitation to look within ourselves and discover that part that’s triggering us and waiting to heal. There it is again. We are all connected and yet how often do we negatively talk to ourselves focusing on what’s wrong rather than talk up how amazing we are? How often do you feel like there’s something to fix in you rather than accept who you are right now? How does what you feel about yourself affect others?
I’ve believed for many years that love is the greatest transformer of all. Dr. King’s comment makes me wonder how much we are the enemy to our own health and well-being. What if we courageously make a conscious choice to love ourselves and treat ourselves as friends rather than enemies? What will change if we do? How we treat ourself will affect everyone around us I believe. You’ve probably noticed this to some extent already. The mystic OSHO reminds us that “Courage is a love affair with the unknown.” I feel like loving oneself takes courage because it takes a leap of faith to be willing to change knowing how you’re perceived and how people react to you the way you are. Courageously loving yourself will create a change within you and how others react and respond to the changed you!
Isn’t this what spiritual awakening is all about – remembering who we are and why we chose to be here? Peeling back layers of illusion and untruth are a part of the process. Think of it like peeling back layers of an onion and going deeper into the core and essence of who you are. E.E. Cummings, American poet, painter, author, and playwright has said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” I have found that it takes courageously loving myself enough and a conscious commitment to explore and let go of old habits, beliefs, and things that no longer support me. Love is the core of who we are! We are amazing beings, both human and divine, here to express our divinity through our actions. How we do it will vary based upon our interests, passion, and what makes us happy. Are you courageously loving yourself enough to keep going and becoming all that you can and are meant to be? What in your life will change if you do? My life continues to change for the better as I become more loving, accepting, compassionate, open to receive and so much more!
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