Sunday, September 25, 2011
love over fear.
my dear friend & inspirator [i just made that up — & i like it!] renee trudeau
has just launched a challenge/movement/psa
that is so very appropos for what we all face, day in & day out . . .
natural disasters. manmade atrocities.
contempt in the name of politics. mockery in the name of religion.
economic uncertainties. everyday incivilities.
it's a lot to deal with.
so, how do you deal with it?
love? or fear?
quoth the wise & wonderful renee:
we always have a choice in how we interact with each other & how we see the world.
we can come from fear —
where we constrict, shut down & cut ourselves off from others,
or we can come from love —
where we expand, open up, connect with & trust others.
our daily interactions are a reflection
of where we choose to hang out & live in:
the house of fear or the house of love.
i choose love.
& that's what renee's challenge/movement/psa is all about.
encouraging us all to mindfully choose to come from
a place of love rather than a place of fear in our daily doings.
to choose love
in line at the drive-through or grocery store
in high-pressure meetings
in temper tantrums at the mall
with our partners
with our parents
with our children
that's right — choosing love isn't just about doing unto others.
it's about doing right by you, too.
because the more you show you some love,
the more you can show others the same love, kindness & compassion.
the more you can ease into the flow of life.
the more you can trust the universe is working for you.
the more you can feel there is more than enough for everyone.
the more you can have a soft & open heart. every day. all day long.
& who doesn't want some of that?
[i do! i do!]
so, how will you choose love today?
suggestions for starting:
:: read renee's challenge & faq's about it.
:: visit her live inside out community & share stories about it.
:: get an i choose love tee [at cost] & clearly wear your intention.
image source: reneetrudeau.com.