At one point or another I think we have all experienced the fear that we may lose love, not deserve love, or not feel the love of others. Perhaps this is only my story but it feels to me that many of us experience a fear of lack of love. Yet everything is love. I know I can feel love when I see or think of my loved ones. I recognize love when I see beauty in the world around me. To me, love is like the warmth of the sun shining down on me. And there are times when I fear because I do not feel love as warm upon me. But the sun can still tan through the clouds. Like love can still warm and surround me even when it is not visible. What if in my fear of the clouds, I tried to outrun them and instead was traveling under them longer? What if the fear of losing love had me traveling in a dimmer glow of it than if I just let it pass? If I had known a stronger love was waiting, would it have given me the courage to let this fear go? And can any of that change until love is found within? I truly believe that everything is a reflection. I believe that love needs to be found within to fully accept and incorporate the full warmth of love from outside. Yet that love is already in us. It embodies us. It is simply waiting to be recognized. For me that love was made stronger by finding love for myself. For me the love shines brighter when I am at peace with my own heart. I'm grateful to see love around me. I'm grateful to feel that love within me. I'm grateful to see love looking back at my eyes in the mirror. I'm grateful to feel light in my heart. I'm grateful to open my heart to the love of those around me, knowing that there is room for all of it. I'm grateful for the words "I love you". And I'm grateful for the actions that show it. How are you experiencing love today? How can you strengthen your loving light? May you find the courage to proclaim your love to yourself. And may you feel that love strengthened and reflected in everything around you. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.