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This short post is delicately aimed right at your beautiful heart. I know in my heart that you are just like me and want to live according to your true purpose, and be healed. I believe when we get out of our own way and trust the spirit guide inside of us, we realize we are here to love others well. You know what? You matter, your story matters, and how it intersects with the story of others matters. How you live and what you do plays an important role in the world.
Have you heard of six degrees of separation? “Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other” – Wikipedia. In fact a 2007 study done by Jure Leskovec and Eric Horvitz examined a data set of instant messages composed of 30 billion conversations among 240 million people. They found the average path length among Microsoft Messenger users to be 6. Is that not incredible? Before you hit send on an email or text, read it again and ask yourself how is the receiver of the message going to perceive it. In all your thoughts and actions, take pause, be in the moment, and think of each interaction as a relationship to another Holy being.
In order to love others well, we must daily choose love. Allow love to be at the center of all that you do, practice kindness and acceptance towards others and yourself. Increase your awareness of, and rely on a higher power to guide you, forgive, and live from a place of gratitude, thus leading a happier life.
Daily affirmations can change your inner or ego thoughts and help you to switch from a negative to positive mindset. One of my favorite daily affirmations is “Today I choose love, I am love, I share love.” Give this a try the next time you realize you have a negative attitude towards another person, stop, surrender your resentment, forgive your thoughts, and ask for healing in this area. Then say (out loud if possible) “today I choose love, I am love, I share love.” Set a reminder in your phone to repeat this affirmation six times that day and believe. The more you focus on accepting your thoughts, letting go of external preconceived ideas and allow your inner love to arise, the more you connect to the undeniable love that is us.
Here is an affirmation pin for you with my fave mantra. May it help and heal.
This quote from OSHO sums it up perfectly, “Love cannot exist as a monologue, it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue.”
Below is a list of 22 traits that are found in a happy, heart-centered life. There are oodles and oodles of other characteristics you can add to this list, why not share one of yours in the comments below!
22 Traits of a Happy, Heart-Centered Life.
- You love others.
- You love planet Earth.
- You forgive yourself and others.
- You accept your character flaws.
- You are empathetic.
- You believe people have good intentions.
- You listen before speaking.
- You tell the truth always.
- You care for your physical body.
- You know your impact in the world.
- You do the right thing, even when it’s hard.
- You have compassion for yourself and others.
- You admit your mistakes.
- You tend to your spiritual self.
- You believe everything is about love.
- You are committed to making a difference in your life and in the lives of those around you.
- You trust your inner wisdom, a higher power, the Universe, your -ing.
- You care for your mental & emotional health.
- You are mindful of your words, written and spoken.
- You aim to serve.
- You know that you are love.
- You are true to yourself.
As you focus on these characteristics in your daily life, you become more aware your true purpose. When you live out your true purpose, you find gratitude every day in the small things, and in big ways. The more you are thankful, the more peace and joy you have in your life, it’s an amazing cycle filled with so much love! And YOU my friend, are the love in this world.
Don’t wait for someone else to do the right thing, or to be the good you want to see in the world; be thankful, forgive, follow your inner guide, and renew your faith today. Don’t hide in the darkness my sweet soul sister, come into the light, because you know it is within you. Shine bright, be the love and light, as you lead a happy, heart-centered life. An authentic life is characterized by integrity and focussed on loving others well. Love your story and share it with others to inspire them and know you are changing the shape of the world. Remember that although your E.G.O (I love this acronym for EGO – Edge God Out) will try to kybosh your efforts, there is good and it is always available to you.
Here’s a Pin for your Pinterest Board!