To love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you've held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs:
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
your think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes I will take you
I will love you, again.
We are feed so much information about needing to be positive.
To think positive thoughts.
To look at your life through a lens of positivity.
Now don't get me wrong, the more we are able to live life from a place of peace and love, the more we will attract that into our lives and the more our reality will change to reflect that.
BUT that does not mean that the bad and ugly is to be forced to hide and is best to be covered up. No matter what is happening in our lives it is not a good idea to squash all the negative emotions and thoughts down or to think that we are healed if I only think loving peaceful thoughts.
This is a time bomb waiting to explode!
To heal, grow and expand our lives into seeing and been more positive, means we must also accept and fully love the bad and ugly.
Yes LOVE it till it feels accepted and fully loved.
Not always easy I know.
Fully loving a situation does not mean you will have it for life but instead means that you love it till it is accepted just the way it is and then it no longer has a place in your life. It means it can then go and you can create great stuff.
Give it a try.
Choose something you don't like like an ache in your body or a boss who drives you crazy or having no energy.
And every day when you think about love it a little more, imagine that you just love it for what it is, no matter what.
You may find you have lots of mind chatter that says this is rubbish, or it won't heal if I Fully Love it but I encourage you to give it a try for 30 days.