"Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts." ~ Marianne Williamson
Today is a good day to focus on love; to love yourself, to love your family and friends, and to love everyone. The last part of the phrase might be difficult because there might have been someone who popped into your head that you said. “I can’t love them.” That is when you need to examine why you can’t love them? Are you angry with that person? Do you believe they caused you harm. You always get to choose how you respond to anything that happens to you in life. When something that we label as bad happens to us, we may be angry with that person. We need to examine the situation and look at why we are upset and how long we want to hold on to the anger. We need to see if we have a core issue that is based on fear and whenever something like this happens; we react like we did from an earlier time.
One of my core issues is that I don’t think I am good enough. Somewhere in my childhood, I learned the lesson that I’m not good enough. However, through therapy and dealing with the issue, I know that I am good enough. But, there are times in my life, when I make a mistake or something happens that I immediately resort back to thinking that I am not good enough. That is when I practice awareness, examine the fear, and accept love of myself back into my heart.
Do you have more love or fear in your life?
How can you unlearn fear and accept love back into your heart?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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