The art of life is love, which can only be found in the stripping away of false things. Love is the innate nature within all of us. It is the process of letting go.
Letting go of the hurt, jealousy, comparison, and self-hate. Letting go of the outdated thought patterns no longer serving us. The pains, frustrations, anger and resentment we harbor deep within our souls.
And once we understand this, when we truly understand that the source of love comes from within, it is then possible to master it. To master the art of love, starting with ourselves.
That’s when the real magic happens.
That’s when we say “I do” to the dance. When we can start living IN the game of life, instead of watching from the sidelines – just waiting to be chosen.
So what if I told you that the magic of life isn’t found in the seeking and finding, but rather quite the opposite?
Because it’s true.
True living happens when we become more present with ourselves and what’s going on around us. It happens when we give more than we take. It’s in the smiles and the laughter. In the tears that tell stories. In the hugs and the highfives.
So what I want to tell myself right now is this:
Stop waiting for love to find YOU, and give it to others instead.
Stop waiting to open your heart. It may feel uncomfortable, but it is in the discomfort and pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone where you’ll find true progress.
Stop with the waiting.
Start being a REAL player in your own life.
Let go. Let love. And just dance.
I love you more than chocolate,
P.S. Notice I said more than chocolate. Now that’s sayin’ a lot!
P.P.S. Isn’t that a freaking INCREDIBLE photo?! If you want more, check out my dear friend Cailin Way’s photography page here! 🙂