“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.
Spot on!! The choice is ours
Beautiful message from my very beautiful friend. May this new year brings us to love life for what it has to offer us. xo
I so agree! To act out of love is so empowering. I was in a restaurant the other day and an old man of more than 70 was showing discomfort and displeasure in being in a noisy public place out of his comfort zone. Half way through the meal he exploded with ‘shut up’ to those around him including my gentle little four year old. I turned round to give it to him and realised the discomfort and what was driving him which showed in his face. I Took a breath and let it go. My meal was not ruined and I felt rather than upsetting him further he had got it off his chest too. The love that prevented my outburst hopefully helped him but empowered me to keep
Control of the situation too
Well Said Afshan . So nicely put ur very kind n compassionate even in ur writing ..
Happiness I agree is a choice . My point look at life it’s bigger than us and then it’s nothing . We all are saints just need to learn that world is full of all sorts tolerance brings love -appreciate what is not what it could be . In my dotage I have learned that lesson . Smile look for the good not search for the obvious .