Making Love to Life
I’ve noticed that there is a huge difference between simply going through the motions of doing something, and totally getting into whatever it is you’re doing – living it, breathing it, and being present within it.
I discovered this recently when I was playing the piano at an assisted-living facility. There are times when I just play the notes of a song and think about what chord comes next, or sometimes my mind even wanders.
And then there are times when I am much more present and focused, when I play much more than just the notes – when I play the music behind the notes – I deeply feel and get into the emotion and meaning of the song while I am playing it. I am then overcome by the sound of the melody, the chord progressions, the volume changes, the rhythm variations, and the meaning of the words to the song. I get goosebumps while I play, lose my breath, and I am brought to tears.
I fall in love with it, and I am touched and moved by it. I become intimate with the music with my heart and soul and being. I merge with, become one with, blend and meld into it, and feel every nuance, meaning, emotion, and power of the song. I become the song, and I make love to the music.
It hit me that this is also a way of being present, of being fully in the moment – making
love to whatever it is that you are doing.
I found the same thing when I saw clients as a hypnotherapist. Rather than just listening to them or helping them with therapy, I fell in love with my clients, and from there, I held an open, non-judgmental, compassionate space of love and acceptance, where they could express themselves freely, flower, change, grow, and simply be. No matter what they said, I felt overwhelming love for them, and it was magical. My interaction with them and my therapy for them became much more powerful and effective.
I also often see this when doing everyday activities, such as when I play with my dogs – I am brimming over with happiness and love for my dogs. Or when I go for a walk – I am in awe of the trees, the fresh breeze, and the feeling of my muscles moving. Or when I do the dishes – I am thoroughly enjoying the feel of the water and the sponge and the dishes being cleaned. Or when I fold laundry – I am completely loving the smell and feel of the fresh, warm towels as they are being folded.
Rather than just doing an activity while thinking about other things, I become totally present and love whatever that activity is, thoroughly engaged and getting pleasure and joy out of doing it in that moment. I make love to whatever it is that I am doing.
Of course, I don’t do this all the time with everything that I do, but when I do this, I notice a lot more joy in my life, so I am now doing it more and more. There is a tangible and powerful difference when you infuse your life with this depth of presence, consciousness, and love.
So I invite all of you to do this – focus on what you are doing, be present with it, and make love to what you do.
Wishing each of you much joy in your life.
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