The more we turn inward to access and take action from a place of love, the greater chance love will expand in the world
We all have a story — one that includes our wins and highlights, our hardships and hurts.
Our lives become an accumulation of experiences; a collection of rich moments we can taste and recall on a cellular level, if we choose. Our experience colors our worldview and carves a porthole into the human existence: the life journey.
When faced with the end of your road, what do you hope to see when peering into the window of your unique world?
Will there be a common thread woven through your experience? Will your experience translate into a life well lived and thoroughly loved? Will you be filled with remorse and regret to learn in your last chapter that all along this landscape was yours to shape and define? Will you be surprised to learn you are a brilliant artist in this life journey and that you are meant to paint and play with reckless abandon?
This journey you are on right now is your masterpiece, your creation. In your creation, you get to choose how much love you feel, see and share in the world. We are creators and we are storytellers. And in our stories, we always play lead role.
We have our versions of the story – the real versions, if you know what I mean. Our own thoughts about why we are usually right and occasionally wrong. Why we have been hurt, ripped off, misunderstood or treated unfairly. Why we don’t feel worthy, or why we feel superior to him, her or them. You get the picture.
Now getting to the main point here: Is it a stretch to suggest that sharing a planet with billions of other human beings (aka creators and storytellers) who all have their own unique octave and story slant, might cause life to get a tad noisy and confusing at times?
Perhaps all of the noise in the form of emails, advertisements, news, gossip, opinions and information overload from every leader, expert and guru claiming that their way is the tried and true way, might entice some of us to lose our way. It has become a feat to remember to tune in and hear the whisper of our true nature amidst the noise of a raging sea.
As a society, we’ve forgotten to regularly listen in on our shared heartbeat.
We’ve lost touch with the idea that we can guide our lives from within. We’ve become so programmed to search outside of ourselves for answers and guidance, we no longer trust in the natural rhythm and wisdom with which we were born.
Unfortunately, the sea of noise we so often turn to is filled with disconnected, searching souls who’ve also forgotten they can consciously tap into their superpowers — their powers of creating, storytelling and listening to the soft compassionate whisper within. Looking outside for our answers, it seems, is part of the growing problem of feeling disconnected and overwhelmed.
But never fear, because the soft whisper within is the common thread we share.
It is our humanity, our shared ship out at sea. This voice knows no boundaries; its language is love. It doesn’t give preference based on religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, appearance or income level.
The soft whisper is our birthright, our true superpower. It is the tried and true voice pointing us in the direction that has the highest good of humanity at heart. The more we tune in and listen, the greater chance at the end of our adventure that we will peer inside our porthole with a glad heart, knowing we lived well and loved hard, and that we expanded love in the world through our creations and stories, and ultimately through our presence.
We are interconnected and it’s time more of us connect inward to hear our common human voice. The origin of love comes from within us — it’s not something we search outside of ourselves to find. The more we turn inward to access and take action from love, the greater chance love will expand in the world.
We aren’t broken or lost. The endless quest to fix ourselves outside of ourselves leads us further and further away from our origin and truth. That’s why we need to remember that love is real; it lives within you — everything else is noise.
How will you allow love to guide your journey?
>The poem below is about choosing to wake up each day and look for the evidence that life is a gift. Our perspective is powerful. Our reasons to be grateful are endless when we give ourselves the opening to see.
The Path to Loving the Life I Am In
Loving life may not always seem easy to do.
But when I stop to breathe life in,
press pause and listen,
the soft familiar whisper lovingly shows me the way.
She points me toward pockets of bliss,
like gazing out at the vast ocean,
filled with promise and hope,
and the pure genius and mystery injected in all nature’s gold.
I see happy faces belonging to my beautiful family and friends,
and when I listen a bit deeper mine also shines in.
The practice of loving the life I am in,
begins each day with a heartfelt check-in.
When the seas get stormy, as they tend to do,
what was once smooth and easy,
floods with noise, clouding the view.
But with one simple question
no matter the storm,
the soft gentle whisper is summoned to bring me back home.
The question is deliciously effortless to ask.
I stop what I’m doing, whatever that may be.
Then ask the question:
What things are you grateful for right now that are free?
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