Love – For me, the most universal thing, essence, energy, life force there is, is Love. It is what flows through and within everyone and everything. It is the basic teaching and core of all religions – kindness, compassion, and Love. It is what we most want and what we offer someone else. It is universal, and it supports our very Being.
As a therapist, I knew that was the most valuable thing that I could offer a client – a safe, supportive place of pure Love. Even listening, reflecting back, and discussing patterns are just intellectual exercises without the Love. Any time I saw a client, I shifted into a space of Love and Compassion – a state of complete acceptance of someone exactly as they are. A state in which we heal, thrive and blossom. A place where I saw miracles happen in my clients and in myself.
Relationships of any kind do not thrive without Love. It is not lust, control, or neediness. It is not wanting to change the other person. It is open and giving. It is wanting the other person happy, thriving, and fulfilled. It is wanting the other person to have the best life possible. It is honoring and respecting the other person just as they are, and allowing them space to fully be themselves. It is helping them become even more than they thought possible. Caring about them, being there for them, and loving them when they forget how to love themselves. Holding that state of Love wherein they are whole.
I might not be able to change the world, but I can change myself. I can Love.
And hopefully that will change my little corner of the world and send ripples outward.
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