Have you noticed that some people seem naturally magnetic where others are prickly? What are some of the elements that make some people love magnets? In a recent speaking engagement I pointed out that most babies are love magnets without having to do anything: they are magnetic just by being themselves. What happens over time to interfere with our natural birthright of being love magnets? I think a lot has to do with others telling us we have been bad or wrong – or that we’ve disappointed them. We start to doubt ourselves and question whether or not we’re lovable. How can we shed ourselves of those negative messages and return to loving beings? Here are three ways:
1) Fall madly in love with yourself! Celebrate your triumphs and be compassionate toward yourself when you make mistakes or believe that you have fallen short
2) Be friendly to others and create connections even if it’s just in a supermarket lineup! A friendly smile could be the highlight of someone’s day and it’s going to make you feel good, too!
3) Recognize the value of community. Get out there and participate! Make a difference in the world and shine that light of yours!
How might your life be different if you intentionally gave and received love with an open heart? Why not give it a try?
With Valentine’s Day coming up very soon why wait for someone else to express love to you? When you make a conscious choice to be a more loving person you can treat everyone you meet with kindness and compassion. Many people save themselves and their love for a romantic partner but my belief is that if you don’t use it you lose it so why not practise love every day?
I have a friend who teases me about shining white light at people! Actually when I walk down the street I smile at strangers. Sometimes I get a smile back but often the person averts his or her eyes. I hope someday everyone will feel safe to smile at a stranger. I know it makes me feel good!