the wisdom of global loving
In my coach training they taught us to listen to ourselves (our own intuition), then to listen to the other while still listening to ourselves, then eventually to be aware of all going on around you while still listening to the other and yourself. It was called global listening. It was a little daunting at the time.
I’ve been thinking about, and feeling, global love lately (many years later). I can love the person across from me, love myself and love all of life with full awareness. What a gift! Love can be an emotion and it is a state of being. When my heart is full of love and I am willing to stand in the center of that burning flame, beauty is everywhere.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ~Jean Anouilh
My own heart of love burns through all that is unlike it as it radiates out and attracts back it’s familiar. What happened to the judgment – the constant patter of “good/bad, right/wrong?” “What is” is more than okay. It is life, and life is meant to be celebrated, which is simply living your life fully and authentically. That is a celebration of life!
So if you are not fully enjoying what you are feeling, remember to let it flow, as it is your life energy. It will change if you do not contract. And if you do contract, judge or behave in some manner you don’t like – what do you do? How do you feel? Guess what? The same simple equation – accept “what is,” love yourself unconditionally, and this too shall pass. Simple, yes. Easy, not necessarily. However, I am here to tell you, that it is possible to go from self-loathing to self-loving and on to the freedom and blessing of global loving if that is your intention. If I can do it, so can you!
My mission is to infect as many people as possible with the knowledge of radical acceptance and self-love and compassion, and then, if needed, guide them into the embodiment of love. That is wisdom.