All You Need is Love

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Just like the Beatles song all any of us really needs is love. The holidays can be a crazy time of the year filled with emotion and consumerism that can drive us all a bit wacky. While I was out shopping the other day I met two women that were talking about how rude people are this time of year. One woman made the mistake at the post office of saying Merry Christmas to the clerk who was in a bad mood and the clerk almost took her head off saying, “It’s Happy Holidays!” The second woman was a checker at the grocery store who looked stressed. I asked how her day was going and she shrugged and said that people come through her line and are busy on their phones texting and don’t even acknowledge her. And there are days when people are so nasty that she leaves her shift having to be alone and de-stress. Is this what we’ve come to?

Take a deep breath and surrender all the stress. Give some time to yourself. Maybe practice yoga and meditation. Instead of taking out your stress on others, learn to connect to people and things around you. When I surrender, good things come my way.

We are all so closed up in our safe cozy houses living in little bubbles. But think if the doors to these houses were blown away, or our houses burned down, there we would be with our neighbors we hardly know standing in a vast of nothingness. We would have to put our differences aside and connect to one another to survive. Sadly, many people this year have lost their homes and loved ones through these kinds of tragedies, and hopefully found love coming from complete strangers and caring neighbors they didn’t even know they had.

It shouldn’t take a catastrophe event to bring humans together. In the digital world we all live in we have to work harder to develop and keep real human connection alive. It doesn’t seem that long ago that our connection to one another is what made us human in the first place.

There are all kinds of love. The love for your children and grandchildren, your spouse, parents, close friends, etc. And there’s the care and affection for the people you work with, a distant friend, the neighbor you share your garden goodies with, and maybe even the checker at the grocery store. Connect with these people and you’ll find that connection will turn into love. When love is present there can’t be anger, hate, or even fear.

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All the silly disagreements and getting mad that we sometimes do is just a waste of time. And time is something that is running out for all of us. Simply just loving and accepting one another can conquer so much and make living a joy.

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We Can

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We can be the change that needs to be.

We can be the beauty we long to see.

We can be the love that’s waiting to be freed.

But nothing will ever change unless we wake up, raise our voices, and demand the time is now!

Don’t go home and close the door behind you thinking you’re closing the world away because you’re not. Nothing gets better on its own. We are all connected, and when one part is sick we are all sick.

We can all do our part to make the world we live in a better place. Change can happen by how we vote, treat each other, and how we choose to live our lives. The important thing is to be connected and never give up the fight for change that needs to be.

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The Sea

“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.”

~ Sylvia Earle

She is powerful and yet gentle… the sea. Capable of mood swings from torrent gray to calming turquoise bays. One thing is for sure, the sea knows she’s in charge and will always demand your complete respect. Don’t ever turn your back on her because she likes to tease and be sneaky.

The sea can also rock you like a little baby if you meet her in a serene mode, or choose a location where she’s happy putting her waves at rest. She will even let you swim and play all day because she knows your beginnings came from her.

If you’ve never had the chance to swim in the sea, or sit on a beach and just watch her magnificent beauty, then sit down right this very moment, and somewhere comfortable. Now, close your eyes and think of her and there in your mind she will be.

The sea has powers–such great powers to remove all your stress and take it so far away that you can’t even remember what you were all upset about in the first place. Breathe in deeply, and then out, letting all your negative thoughts be washed away. Feel the clean salt air relax the tension in your chest and in your shoulders. Don’t you just feel better already?

Once the sea graces your soul… she my friends, will never let you go.

“Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old, embrace the new, and run headlong down an immutable course. it happened to me… on that summer’s day, when my eyes were opened to the sea.”

 ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

Feel the Beat

Feel the beat of your life as you live every day. Be in rhythm with the twists and turns you experience on your journey, and never be out of step with the who you are inside your soul. You don’t need arms or legs to follow the beat, you just need to go deep.

Life can send you zingers that threaten to knock you off-balance, but if you have a strong connection to the who you are everything negative will bounce right off of you hardly leaving a mark. But if you are lost and feel no beat every bad thing that comes your way will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

What a shame if you decide to sit this one out and ignore the rhythm that is your life because once your life is gone the beat too will stop and forever be no more. Your life should be lived not ignored, so get up and dance and feel your life force.

Be in rhythm with your life, don’t pull the covers over your head and hide because life is going to happen whether you’re in the dance or not, so you might as well join in and be a part of it. This life you’ve been given is a gift and should be celebrated. Look around and see the beauty–it’s there, just open your eyes it’s all around you!

Don’t fight with your life, just let yourself feel the beat and sway with the rhythm that’s flowing through you becoming one with the  Spirit that is truly you.

 “If you think something is missing in your life,
it is probably you!”  ~ Robert Holden