As I start season five, I give much thought to what this season is. I’ll call it life, because that is what happens when we are making plans. Life sometimes defies us, challenges us, yet what I have learned is that it teaches us to move forward and when we refuse to move forward is when we see and feel the challenges. I’ve learned to stop and ask why. Why am I going through this? What am I to learn? What is my lesson? I find life can be challenging when I want it to go in one direction, but that isn’t what my heart and soul wants.
In this season, the theme is life and what we can make of it. The dreams we have. The people we love. Caring for ourselves and others. This is life, and it is a gift to cherish. Let go of anger, hate, anxiety, fear, depression, jealousy and resentment, but don’t suppress them. Face them and let them go, so that you can be free. Your body will be grateful, those around you will see the lightness in your being. Be love and know that you have always been love.
Here are a few quotes on love:
Lao Tzu “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Rumi “Love will find its way through all languages on its own.”
Jesus Christ “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Dalai Lama “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
Taylor Bennett of Thriveworks writes: Spiritual love can refer to love rooted in a spiritual connection that helps us find meaning and purpose in our lives. These spiritual loves can serves different purposes. Some are meant to walk with us through life, while others are meant to teach us lessons.
Learning from these lessons can be challenging and taking responsibility for our actions is the first step into finding love for ourselves and others.
I close this episode with another quote from Roy T Bennett “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”