What Do You Really Love?

There are only 3 more days in this month, can you believe it?  I’ve got a lot of changes happening in my life right now, maybe you do too.  In many ways the past few years have been leading up to this point, but you never really expect things to all happen at once when you consider the future.  As I look towards the months ahead and the changes that will happen, it got me thinking about how I want to get through those changes.  I could do it in a panic, I could do it in a rush, or I could do it with the lessons we’ve worked on this month as the foundation.

We’ve talked a lot this month about how love is a choice, just like so many other things in our lives.  We can choose to be bitter about the love we’ve lost or don’t have.  I think that many people who choose to live tainted by the love that has hurt them are wasting their lives, hurting themselves, and setting themselves up for continued pain and loss.  Love doesn’t make you perfect and no romantic partnership is perfect.  If you’ve set up the expectation that because love is involved so should be perfection, you’ll continue to be frustrated when you’re not seeing that perfect storybook love happen.

Real love is selfish at the same time as giving.  Love is about standing up for what you believe and what you need while doing your very best to support the person, people and things you love and love you back.  When you try to push through with fake love or love that is no longer what it used to be or what you want and need it to be not only can you lose faith in love but you can miss out on what love really can be.

As we dive into the weekend, the week ahead and the new month I encourage you to stand up for all that you love and not give in to the temptation to let your life remain at status quo when there is so much more to be had.

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” Rumi

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