Inspired by a deeply touching and wise newsletter (thank you Steve Mitten) and experiences of my own and those close to me over the last few weeks, I feel drawn to write my Little Life Line about love, fear of loss, and the pain that follows. But mostly love.
You see the problem with love is that the price of admission is the possibility of loss. And the fear of that pain can be enough to stop us from fully opening ourselves up to love. So is love worth the risk?
Three Reasons To Love With All Your Heart:
- It not only feels good, but according to all kinds of research studies our cortisol (stress) hormone level decreases, our blood pressure goes down and we live longer.
- Love in it’s purest form (for someone, for others, for yourself, for your pet, for nature, for life) expands your heart and enables you to see a deeper beauty in all things. It also helps you to feel greater compassion for others. If fear and pain come up know that they won’t overwhelm you, that you can experience them fully and allow them to move on. How? By acknowledging the feeling and then choosing not to feed the emotion and the story behind it. Take a few deep breaths and choose a different thought, or get into your body and move through it.
- For myself, and I truly believe for everyone, to live is to love. Choose to feel love in the ‘now’ knowing that the nature of that love is timeless.