Someone very wise shared the power of loving wildly. Love without walls, reservations or expectations. The thought of this is frightening, striking and cliché-y, but if you take a step back and actually absorb the impact those two words can have on your livelihood, you may finally begin to listen and ACT on it!
When we love wildly, we take things for what they are. We don’t try and mold and shape them to how we want them to be. We don’t try to fix, manage and control people. We simply reconnect to the present moment and embrace it with a big fat hug.
I mean, if you really think about it, do you recall the last time you sat in the moment and genuinely enjoyed yourself? Were you didn’t think about how to respond or act. Were you felt a second of gratitude for whomever or whatever was right in front of you? Living in the fast-paced society we live in, we’re somewhat trained to focus on the future. We become focused on how to improve, fix, and repair. How exhausting is this? Very.
Try to not let FEAR handicap your ability to vigorously live without hesitation. Maybe you get rejected or maybe you don’t. Don’t fear life’s setbacks. See them as opportunities or better yet, saving you from a possible regret. Maybe, it would be helpful to think, when you turn 90 what will you share when someone asks, “How did you live your life?” Don’t let life pass you by. Love yourself boldly and love others courageously. Just do it.
Live mindfully, hopeful and persevere.
Until next time!
Claudia Stanley, LCSW