Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. ~ Rabindranath Tagore
Life as we know it is gone, even in these few weeks we all have changed. We have all been through phases of disbelief, fear, denial, and more fear. But if we are honest, our society has needed a course correction for a long time. EGO has ruled this planet, causing wars, strife, division, hatred, imbalance, and environmental destruction for too long. So it’s time for a change and we have been given the opportunity to take time now. Time to go inside and discover the truth that lies within. And that truth lies in our SOUL and in the Soul of the world. It’s time for SOUL to lead. SOUL being the energy of Love, of Peace, of Joy, and of Truth.
So you’ve heard people say that this is an Opportunity – and I believe that in every situation, there is an opportunity for growth, for change, for course correction. No matter what has happened in the past, we all have the power to create a new way forward and that new path can be filled with love, with beauty, with SOUL. It’s simply a choice and that choice comes down to one thing: Do we choose to respond to life with EGO which is FEAR, or SOUL which is LOVE?
For in every moment we have that choice. So I encourage you to close your eyes for a moment, and take a big deep breath into your heart and say “I choose love” as you release that breath.
That means, I love myself, I love my family, I love my friends, I love my neighbors, I love humanity, I love my home, I love my pets, I love the earth, I love _______ you fill in the rest. Fill yourself with love as often as you can. And send this love out to your neighborhood, and all across the world. Use this as a mindful practice and mantra whenever you feel anxious; just stop and take a deep breath and say “I Choose LOVE.” Remember, "your breath is your best friend right now."
This is the way we are going to make it through this moment in time. To be in the moment with love, for the more love you become right now, the more love you share with the world. And every bit of love energy counts right now. With love you are strengthening your immune system, your connections, your positive feelings. So it’s time to shift into this state of being as often as you can.
Whenever you feel fear, and you will because we all do, just close your eyes, take a deep breath and breathe love into your heart... On the exhale, say “I Choose Love.” Take as many breaths as you need to calm your being. You have the time and the opportunity to create this one practice now. Do it for yourself, for those you love and for the world. You are now on your way down a healthier path, a more peaceful path.
With much love,
Janet Dwinells, MA
Janet is a "Peaceful Living Coach" who teaches Mindful Practices and holds Free Online Mindful Living Groups.