Love emanates from within us and moves outward toward others. Watch the sweet endearing gaze of a baby, inspiring tenderness and love from everyone who sees those big innocent eyes. Babies need to receive attention and nurturing from outside to sustain life, but the love just naturally emanates from within. They don’t have to be taught how to be loving and endearing. Love oozes out of them, easily and effortlessly.
It turns out that not only love but everything we think and do, believe and experience, emanates from within us. Two people growing up in the same home often create entirely different life experiences and look back on very different childhood memories. Each person has a unique and separate memory of the exact same life events.
As we grow and develop skills, life skills, sports abilities, intellectual and emotional competencies, and the capacity for love, we forget how much of our outer experience begins within us. Yes, other people may behave in ways that are intrusive, unfair and downright abusive. But we can decide how to respond and how we are going to feel. We can accept what we cannot change at the moment and we can visualize what we want and intend to have in our future. And then, seemingly without much effort, the present situation seems to melt away and we are able to enter our promised land.
- Do you believe that love is an inner game or do you still think it comes from the outside?
- Do you believe that some people have been given certain gifts and it is easy for them but difficult or impossible for you?
- Do you believe that life happens from the inside out or from the outside in?
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Here’s to living your life in love.