What’s love got to do with it? | Beyond Barre Pensacola

Simple– everything

I have been doing a lot of meditating, laughing, yoga, mingling, working, resting, shopping, putting boots on, taking them off…waking up early, going to bed late, getting sick, getting well,.. No matter what I am doing and no matter what is going on in the world, I notice that.. If I approach things with love, I am happy and at peace.

Can you see the light in yourself? Can you see the light in others? That light is love. Because that is what you are, my friend, and that is what everyone else truly is. I’m not blind to everything going on in the world right now and, if you have a Facebook account, neither are you. I have some words for you that may or may not help, but here it is.

There is light in everyone, no exceptions. NO exceptions. Just look around and you will, hopefully, see what I see. On the surface, people can seem all kinds of ways. As I sit here in Starbucks looking around at all of the coffee drinkers,. .. I see a man waiting– clearly irritated with the woman behind the counter. It may be easy for me to think “he is an asshole”. I am seeing an outward manifestation of his thoughts and people…..you are not your thoughts. This man is not his thoughts. This man is light. So let me look again….I can smile now with love. Because I can now relate to his light. I can also see that he is in a hurry and people, I have been in a hurry before. I have been irritated before. Now I have found compassion, love, light… Life is light, life is love.

You get to a point where instead of “he is an asshole” you can say…”Hello, I see you are being an asshole, I have been an asshole too before, how can I help?” – Jennifer Gutherie.

Can you do this in every area of your life? The answer is … absolutely.  The answer is, why not?

We all have plenty of love to give, it isn’t running out. We have this unlimited supply and we can choose to give it out freely to everyone we meet and to ourselves. Love has everything to do with it. Love is the key to life.

No matter who you are, you can relate to anyone…..and I do mean anyone y’all. From Donald Trump to Hilary Clinton, you can relate to anyone. Think I am wrong? Try it. Have you ever said something that popped into your head that was offensive before? No? Are you sure? Have you ever told a lie before? Hidden something before? No? Are you sure?

Division comes from within. We are the ones, with our egos and identity, that think we are so different from everyone else. So separate. If you want to close a divide…start with closing the divide between you and the rest of the world. When it comes down to it, we can all relate.

This kind of thinking, or being rather, will lead to so much happiness in every area of your life. You will find that you have more compassion, less judgements, less guilt, less worry. Because through finding compassion and love for others…you will find compassion and love for yourself.  Treat yourself the way you would treat your best friend. Treat the world the way you would treat your best friend. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen?

It works, I checked.

Namaste and I love all of you..

Briana

 

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