Many times over the years I’ve encountered the ominous question: “What do you wish you had done more of in your life?” This is an ever evolving question, as my experiences change, so does my answer. However, as I sit down and truly reflect on my life, the answer to this question becomes clear. LOVE. I wish I had loved more- spouse, children, brothers, sisters, friends, coworkers, everyone. Every person I have come into contact with over the years. I wish I had loved them MORE!
What is love?
True love is non-attachment, expecting nothing in return. Really Real Love is the union of oneness. We are divine beings living in a physical body. Only when we feel complete and whole, can we transcend into the place/level of love. Only when we have love without neediness, can we transcend into the place/level of love.
Love is the opposite of of negative emotions: anger, attachment, aversion, fear, greed, jealousy, pain. And as easy as it is to write that down, it’s a difficult task to incorporate into our lives, and it takes effort.
Loving ourselves is a good first step to truly loving others. To love yourself is to be in harmony with your co-creator. Loving ourselves is the first step to solving many of our problems. This is the most important first step we teach at Marianne Wells Yoga School, an yoga alliance school with students in over 65 countries.
I have seen many people through the trials of really learning how to love themselves as they are and as they were made. However, once they accept and love themselves, that is where they find the truest healing in all aspects of their lives. They start to lose the weight, their relationships flourish, and they start to see real change in their lives. This serves as a power of internal strength, and a way to align your life with the path that was created for you. Once we give ourselves Really Real Love, we can share that with others in our lives and touch them with the grace and peace they are seeking.
I am in love with my schools mantra “If my heart could do my thinking and my head could truly feel, then I would know what is really real.”
- Focus on your heart
- Spend time alone in nature each day
- Be of service in this world
Love is not something we fall into or find along the way. Love is who we are at the core of our being. It is what we were created from and what we will return to.
True love is the connection with the self. From love comes joy, from joy comes peace, from peace comes freedom, from freedom We Are One.
Take these reminders with you as you leave this blog. Enact them within your life, and watch as you begin to flourish into the truest version of who you are. Only then will you see true changes in your life and be able to share your light and love with others in a way you may not have been able to before you found your own love.