“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”-Albert Einstein
When Albert Einstein wrote “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love,” I think what he meant was that love is not a scientific or intellectual thing. Love is the art part of life… something you can’t “figure out” from your head.
Falling in love with your heart is the best way to allow yourself to feel love inside. Letting love lead the way is a sure-fire approach to feeling love in our last breath, and since we don’t actually “know” when our last breath is or will be, it makes sense to do whatever we are able to do to feel love right here and now.
My friend Regina, read a quote to me yesterday at the beach from an article by John M. Russ, that was so true. “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” It’s the same when you withhold your love. Who is the one not feeling love or not being lovable or not loving or not able to receive love? Don’t let pride and anger lead the way. Emotions can run the roost if we allow them. Don’t let anger and pride become your identity.
It doesn’t make any difference what you are doing. It doesn’t make any difference who you are with. When you are the one falling in love with your heart, your life’s perception, and narrative dramatically change. You get to see through the eyes of love, feel through the heart of love, and become loving and lovable! What a concept, eh? My beautiful friend and mentor, Dr. Fran Pastoria, used to share this concept with us all the time. God rest her soul.
We humans sometimes think we can experience love by figuring out what we are feeling from the head, instead of allowing ourselves to feel the joy of being able to love from the heart, and go from there. When you are stuck with unloving emotions that make you feel bad, just know, it’s habit, it’s a pattern of thinking that says, “That’s just the way I am,” or “That’s just the way it is,” or “I am unable to express love,” like a defeatist who doesn’t believe it’s okay that love can be the driving force of life.
Let yourself fall in love with your heart… towards yourself and others
Let your inner love affair between your human and your soul be a wonderful experience. I guarantee, you’ll be happier, more joyful (at least most of the time when you focus there), so why not? Why do we fight so hard to stay unhappy or dissatisfied with life? What’s so great about being miserable more of the time than joyful anyway?
May today be a great day to focus on wonderful possibilities that exist in your life! Why not? What do you have to lose? Maybe a few limiting beliefs here and there, that hold you back from feeling love! Not such a bad exchange, for the time you take on yourself, eh?
Just some thoughts to ponder on this happy random Wednesday. I’d love to hear your reflections on this.
It’s your life. Enjoy the journey. And remember to bring love into everything you do.