“Whether we love or close our hearts to love, is a mental choice we make every moment of everyday.” Marianne Williamson
As always Marianne’s clarity is not only spot on in its truth but liberating in the direction it provides. For me this was a bit of a light bulb moment. I have always thought of Love as an overall perspective, an all encompassing outlook. And it is. This is how it becomes one.
Each day whether it’s witnessing the umpteenth selfie at a gathering, or standing in a queue behind someone who is taking their time, whether we are listening to the same excuse from a colleague or watching people’s children misbehave in restaurants, we can choose to act from a place of love, difficult though it is at the time. Choosing to act from love means having the compassion to realise that the other person has their own story, one that you may not comprehend or agree with but that regardless they are as entitled to it as you are to yours.
When we next catch ourselves thinking I wish I had more love in my life, well people, this is how you get more love in your life. Every passing moment brings us an opportunity to choose. Choose happiness, you’ll be glad you did. Simple? Yes. Easy? Nope. So let’s get practising as the new year offers us a clean slate.