choose love

It’s saying a lot: at every opportunity, choose to love. It is, and I am finding, that the practice of choosing to love, yes, at every opportunity, is bearing fruit. My last post was titled, When in Doubt, Choose to Love. I liked the title then. Since publishing that post, I’ve been upping the ante. Not just when in doubt, but when judgment, resistance, annoyance, frustration arise, I choose to love… to look for love, to feel some smidgen of love, to turn toward where I know love is in my heart.

choosing love is a challenge

Of course, I don’t always manage… there is still reactivity, old patterns, times I just don’t want to choose love. But there it is again, an opportunity to choose to love. And I am noticing the changes.

Valentine’s Day is almost here. I’d like to share another post on love. Here for your consideration is What About Love? In this post I especially love this quote from Courtnay A. Walsh:

choose to love

“Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up. Often. You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story. Love, in truth, doesn’t need ANY other adjectives. It doesn’t require modifiers. It doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel fully. That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU. It’s enough. It’s Plenty.” 

choose to love

Ya’ gotta love it! And I also offer Send Love Ahead for your reconsideration. Magic happens when, early in the morning, we create a picture of the day ahead, and feel into what love and light and warmth will bring to your day ahead. And then live it out. What a wonderful way to future pace! to gently, softly invite and invoke love in our present lives, our present and immediate future. So easy! So nourishing! Such a gift!

So there we have it. Happy Valentine’s Day: At every opportunity, choose to love!

Jill Schroder is the author of BECOMING: Journeying Toward Authenticity.  BECOMING is an invitation for self-reflection, and to mine our memorable moments for insights, meaning, and growth.  Check the website for a sample chapter, or see the reviews to get a flavor for the volume.  Follow me on Twitter, let’s be friends on Facebook

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