Love is all around us. It’s like oxygen, except we can never run out of it.
I know people in my life who seem not to notice the pervasive and limitless qualities of love. It’s like they are holding their breath and at the same time cursing God because they are turning blue and slowly fainting. If it weren’t so hard to watch it might almost be funny.
So many many many of us believe we either deserve or don’t deserve love at any given time. When we decide we don’t deserve love it doesn’t matter how many people try to love us, we just won’t accept it. This counts for God’s love as well. It’s available ANY time to ANYone and yet so many of us cut ourselves of from it. Why?
The simple answer is fear. Fear that we can’t love others as much as they love us. Fear that we don’t deserve love because we need to be punished for something we did. Fear that if we allow love in, it can be taken from us at any moment.
Resisting love is like trying to stand still in moving water. You can feel the resistance to the flow. It is uncomfortable and even abrasive…but if you just let go and ride the current it can take you where you need to go, you just have to let it.
I Google searched “how to receive love” and of course wiki answers gave me what I wanted. Here’s what I learned:
1. Trust people when they tell you that they love you.
2. Stop fearing loss.
3. Love yourself.
4. Let love in and don’t block it.
5. Beware the voices of societal negativity.
6. Show love.
7. Watch the experts at receiving love. (i.e. children!)
For details about each step see the Wiki article, but before you do just think about each phrase. It’s pretty simple right? Just look and you will find it. Just allow it and you will feel it. Don’t be afraid, just let go. Yes, it’s easier said than done, but it helps to think of it in simplified terms first.
Don’t be the cause of your own suffering. Feel the love! ❤