“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” The Dalai Lama
We all have been given this life to live. How we choose to live it is up to us. Are we going to stay on the edge of the safe shore or are we going to dive into the ocean? Are we going to continue to judge ourselves and others or are we going to let go, let live, and realize that our connections to each other run far deeper than the blood lines and cultural communities that we use to define us.
We are in the midst of a great evolution – an evolution in which our human species can instantaneously send and receive information across the world as it happens, real time. With this great evolution of technology and science comes another kind of evolution – an evolution of our own spirits -- a deeper knowing that we are all connected – whether we see it on the physical plan or not – a knowing that what we think, do and say is literally creating the state of this planet and is sowing the seeds for our human experience. The influence we have is infinite.
Start with love. Love the present moment. Love what you’re doing. Love all around you. Love nature. Love children. Love elders. Love lovers. Love those who have been left behind. Love those who are weak. Love those who are poor. Love those who are sick. Love love. Love the Universe. Love it all. Love the good stuff. Love the bad stuff. Love the beginnings. Love the endings. Love the middle. Love the perfect. Love the broken. Love the suffering. Love the healing. Love the life. Hear love. See love. Be love. End with love.
Inya answers life’s big and small questions in this compassionate life coaching column.
Inya Chehadé, MSW, is founder and president of Chehadé Wellness, a global life coaching and development consulting company. Her life’s mission is to help others rediscover themselves and connect with their inner passions. She lives in Short Hills, New Jersey with her husband and three children. You can reach Inya at email@example.com.
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