‘Come from a place of love’ is a recurring theme in many of my professional modalities and indeed many of my private mind-body practices.
But what does it actually mean? Love is defined as a strong feeling of affection or great interest and pleasure in something.
So then...how do we apply that philosophy to our busy daily lives?
I hold the opinion that we must not globalise the concept initially but rather get specific. What is it in your life that is not functioning efficiently, where are you hitting hurdles and how are you responding to them?
Home life: kids, spouses, partners
Work life: colleagues, bosses, clients
Social life: friendships, dates, acquaintances
Inner life: internal dialogue, compulsions, poor health habits, self-sabotage
Often we can find with frustration comes anger, resentment, harsh words, confusion, fractured relationship and the negativity list goes on...All ultimately leading to a reduced quality of life, diminished happiness and more often then not, in the long run, ill health.
So, if we then know what love is and understand where the shift needs to be made.. how then do we come from a place of love???? It’s in our response. It’s how we choose to deal with what life throws us. It’s in our words! It’s how we use language, internally and externally towards a situation or person or event that makes the difference.
Next time something happens that makes you completely infuriated, try and response in a calm manner, with interest in the situation and genuine empathy. Use kind words! Yes, even if you don’t want to. Stop. Wait. See if that makes a difference to how things may have naturally escalated in similar previous circumstances..
Give it a try!
In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Especially to yourself!