“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” – Nicholas Sparks
The Beatles said, “All you need is love” and although I’m not convinced that is the only thing, it sure is one of the most miracle working forces around! Although the video isn’t in it’s finest form, the message is clear that love is important.
During my time in Bali I realized a very important point, love really is the answer in every situation. Near the beginning of my trip I was faced with one of my deepest and darkest fears – being alone and unwanted for the rest of my life. As I type it now, I can see how irrational it might seem, but for me, during that first week the feeling was very real. It wasn’t until I had allowed myself to speak this dark truth and completely own it that I was then able to move through it and accept it. It wasn’t until I was able to allow myself the possibility of loving even this dark piece of me that I was able to move forward.
Embracing love and infusing more love in our lives doesn’t mean life gets easier. It simply means that we are allowing ourselves the possibility of a shift or a miracle to take place. As soon as I allowed myself to embrace that dark fear I was able to love myself a little more. Through that loving I was able to embrace compassion and share this truth with others. Through sharing this truth with others and talking about it more, I came to realize that the fear isn’t even valid. As one of my fellow writers, Kat, pointed out, “Jen, even if you do everything you can to set yourself up to be alone for the rest of your life, it’s not likely it’ll ever happen. You’ll always be surrounded by people.”
As long as I allowed myself to embrace and add just a little more love, I was able to be set free from the darkness that had a grip on me for 37 years. Love was the healing ointment I needed, only I didn’t know I needed it at the time. The moment I opened up and decided to let a little more in is the moment everything shifted.
In Bali I had the pleasure of writing my first draft of my book, but I also had the pleasure of falling in love. With myself. Fully and completely for the first time in my life. So friends, I ask you . . .
Where do you need to infuse a little more love? How can you embrace yourself more fully and completely through love? What would happen if you allowed love to lead and love to answer?
Start exploring these questions and we’ll be discussing them more throughout our time together.
As always, I’m sending you heaps and heaps of love for your journey!
Make a Difference . . . Lead with Love