When you hear the word LOVE, does it make your heart melt or have you running for the hills? For some, love can be a scary feeling especially if they were raised in an environment where love was not displayed or said. Allowing yourself to feel the feelings of love can be an enlightening experience.
When we pour our heart out in gratitude we are showing our love and appreciation for something. So when we display our love each and every day by doing the things that make us feel joy and purpose we live a life of love. Taking the time to recognize our feelings and move up the emotional scale to a place of true contentment and love can sometimes seems daunting. But once we get there we feel inspired to live our lives from that peace.
Sometimes people feel that love has a price tag. That if we give too much or love too much that you will “owe” them. Love is unconditional. What do you do to show love? We cannot feel love and hate at the same time. We can feel it alternatively but we can only choose one feeling at a time. We all do things that feel good, that we love to do, or else we wouldn’t do them.
Here are a couple tools to help you “feel” the love. When we feel love we also end up living happier lives therefore alot of the same tools for happiness can be the same for sharing and living a life of love.
- Gratitude Journal: Keeping track of all the things in our life –big and small- that we are thankful for, we start to realize the “good” and happy things that are happening on a daily basis. If you start by writing out just 5 things every night and then moving that up to a few more items every week. You will learn to appreciate and LOVE everything in your life which makes you happier also.
- Affirmations: Taking control of your thoughts and bringing them back to a place of contentment is one way that you will be able to show self-love which in turn will rub off into the rest of your life. When we take what we are thinking and turn it around into a positive sentence will make things show up in your life that you never would have thought were possible. When you state: I’m in the process of…..” and finish with what you want from your life and repeat that over and over again you will find pure contentment. You can use this when trying to find the perfect mate, and any other thing in your life! Try it out and you will notice a shift in your thinking. When you notice yourself drifting back to a negative place, start saying the affirmation again and again.
Having a love for others is important but having a love for yourself is ultimate. When we feel true love and satisfaction with ourselves we can then be able to show others wholeheartedly our love towards them. You are the only one that you can depend on to love yourself so why would you want to sabotage that? We are all unique and loveable no matter what has happened in your past. Take control of your thinking today and give yourself the love you deserve. Once you begin to do that, others will take notice and will show and tell you just how important you are in their lives!
Yours in love,
Tania is a Grief Recovery & Life Transformation Coach who loves to guide those in need, step by step comfortably through the transition of their grief and loss into a life of happiness and peace. Offering full transformation- from living with a chronic /life changing illness, dealing with grief and/or loss and then writing a New Life Story to have the end you’ve only dreamt about. “Your Life Is Waiting~Your Journey Begins Here!” Tania is also a co-author in the newly released book “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire.” For more information Visit her website www.taniaboutin.com
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