“LOVE IS THE ANCHOR IN MY LIFE”
We all have many things that we would take to be an anchor in our lives, be they children, parents, homes and even our jobs. However, what I’m thinking of this week is more along the lines of our emotions and inner selves!
We all absorb lessons from the moment we are born, every single day. Yep, even up to and including the very moment you’ve opened up your webpage to read this! And those lessons, especially the ones absorbed as children help us to live our lives, and react to events, circumstances and people around us on a totally subconscious level. Get a bad feeling about someone who just walked past? It could be that they’re giving off a *don’t come near me* energy, it could be that they’re wearing a stocking over their face just having robbed a bank or it could be that something about them reminds you of a person who was nasty to you when you were a kid. And of course the opposite applies – see someone who looks like your loving Nanna, well you’re more likely to think of them as kind and cuddly than an overzealous and ruthless bargain hunter shopper who wants to trip everyone up with their walking stick!
The thing is, we all have choices as we get older but let’s be honest, how many choices do you really make that are done on automatic pilot? And if you really look at those choices, how many of them do you make out of love or fear?
We can do no great things;
only small things with great love.
~~ Mother Theresa ~~
So while people, events and even our jobs can be *anchors*… what really underpins everything is how we emotionally and subconsciously react to everything and everyone around us. Of course, I could be wrong… this is just my personal opinion.
But if there is a glimmer of truth in what I’m thinking and believing at present… then we can choose that solid place within that we operate from, the *thing* that we cling on to when the going gets rough… and what we jump up and down on when things are great and full of celebration. And what more deserving a platform than Love? Seeing with love, being with love, acting from love, thinking from love, feeling from love… and everything else that generates, like compassion:
Compassion is the basis of all truthful relationship:
it means being present with love—
for ourselves and for all life,
including animals, fish, birds, and trees.
Compassion is bringing our deepest truth into our actions,
no matter how much the world seems to resist,
because that is ultimately what we have to give this world
and one another.
~~ Ram Dass ~~
I know that when all is said and done, the overwhelming thing I have that motivates me, moves me and inspires me… is Love. I’m not daft enough to think I’m ever going to be able to achieve that 100 per cent. of the time, I’m human and here to learn many lessons as are we all… but I do think it’s a great thing to strive for, to be aware of (as much as possible) and I also deeply believe, that by having Love as an anchor within, it can also help to heal and affect those whose lives I interact with. It can mean that even when the going gets tough, I can look at what motivates myself and others and not blame, not hold grudges and be able to let go and get on with my life, knowing I’ve done all I can and been the best I can be.
This morning take a few minutes to reflect on how
you give of yourself to the world.
Often we get caught up in the frenzy of buying
and giving things. Look at the ways you give
appreciation, friendship, energy, time,
love, and affection, and give of your own
special talents and abilities throughout the year.
Acknowledge yourself for having enriched
the lives of others. Spend some time loving
yourself for the giving light that you are.
~~ Shakti Gawain ~~
Being Love, breathing Love, absorbing, acting in, from and emanating Love… all of this brings light, happiness and hope, not just to our own lives, but others too.
This week’s affirmation questions are:
What is the current anchor you are operating from consciously?
What is the current anchor you may be operating from un/subsconsciously?
How strong is love anchored in your life generally?
What can you do to strengthen or build more love into your life?
What benefit will this bring to you in the short-term?
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead ♥
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© 2012 Michelle Payne