I accept this quote to be true for myself. I started having panic attacks when I was 13. Thankfully they have greatly diminished since I started seeking love. The trigger may vary but the fear is always the same: I worry I will somehow hurt someone else.
I promised today that I would start with simple and quick. If I go right out and seek love I know this will trigger fear — it will trigger my ego. And then I will be spending my time wrestling with my insecurities instead of seeking love.
Today’s Intention: I will observe (and if really motivated write down) every moment of pure love that I witness today. It may be in person, on TV, real or fiction. Don’t be discouraged if you see none. We’ll keep looking until we do. If you’re not sure if you’ve seen love or not — close your eyes — and just feel the echo of that moment and then you’ll know.
How can I seek something if I don’t know what I am looking for? This thought came to me a few days ago. I was leaving my mom’s and a beautiful ginger tabby cat came running in the house when I opened the front door. At first my mom just said, “No. No, kitty and tried to shoo the cat back out. Then she picked up the cat and held it awkwardly. Within a few minutes she was holding the cat against her chest as if it had always belonged there. As I went to step into my car, my mom waved to me. The cat’s paw rested on her arm so they really waved as one. What really caused me to just pause and take in the moment — both my mom and the cat had looks of pure peace — of love on their faces. In all of my days on this planet I don’t remember ever seeing such a look on my mom’s face and it has been a very long time since I’ve seen it on any one else.
I hope by the end of the year that is the look I have on my face all of the time.
I hope that you had more loving observations today than you could count. Please share them. We’d all like to hear about more love in the world.