Love is a word that has so many layers of meaning. Yet when it is used in the context of “finding love” or “falling in love” a lot of us tend to picture the rosy little bubble of the perfect Hollywood movie ending. There are so many ways to share and fall in love, yet we have been trained it has to look a certain way. And while the perfect Hollywood ending would be awesome and amazing, it holds many of us hostage from exploring and finding love because we hold out for the perfect situation, person or ending. And to be honest, I don’t think it necessary exists like we are meant to believe. I will tell you what does exist, and that is that there are millions of people out there walking around who want to love and be loved that aren’t allowing themselves to be because it’s not showing up like they expect it.
Love isn’t a mythical romantic movie formula but a progression of individual moments that move us toward a deeper level of love. It could be with one person for the long term or it could be with a number of people as we chart our path and continue to grow. Love expresses itself in many different ways.
If you hold out forever waiting for “the one” you may never find any form of love at all. And that is really sad because love is our true essence and we are wired to be in it, move through it and resonate to its vibration. So why not practice and allow it to flow in its many different forms. If it is meant to last with a particular person then it will last, if not, that’s okay too. You will have learned more about yourself at a deeper level.
Allow yourself moments each and every day to open up your heart and share love with yourself, a friend, someone you just met or your partner. That will open up your channels and lend yourself to a higher vibration of love in all its many wonderful splendid forms. Just like the Crosby, Stills and Nash song says, “love the one you’re with.” Set your fears, expectations, and judgments aside and open your heart up to others. Let go of your old stories of what love is and how it should play out.
Loving moments or the potential for loving moments are all around us every single day. Immerse yourself in them, allow yourself to be vulnerable, let go of the expectation of where they might lead. That just takes us out of being in the moment. Let it unfold naturally. Trying to control the situation will only lessen the joy of the moment as well as potentially sever the connection. Allow yourself to learn and grow with an open heart as you gain self-awareness through a loving, communicative openness.
Copyright 2018 G. Brian Benson -snippet from the brand new book “Habits For Success” to pick up a copy please go to 📘🔥

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