There’s never too much love! Here’s four ways to give ourselves and others a little smooch:
1. Gather the scattered fragments of your broken heart.
Gather the scattered pieces off the floor and weave them into the tapestry of your life so that when you find the light again—and you will—you’ll remember that love can only be lost because it was once found.
You are healing and you are loving and everything you are is good enough.
2. Forgive everyone for everything.
Every experience you’ve ever had has been absolutely crucial for the intimate journey of your heart throughout this lifetime. It’s all brought you here, and you’re here for a reason. Forgive, and move on.
There is so much love left for you to explore! You’ve only just begun.
3. Find the magic in travel.
Even though we work to create a life of comfort and spend our days planning and structuring our lives, most of us seek adventure—we want to feel butterflies in the pit of our stomachs.
We have our routines and we do things the same way every day but secretly we want to leave it all behind, if just for a little bit.
We want to explore the rainforest and watch the sun rise through the ocean and rappel down waterfalls and go on a road trip without a map. We want to jump out of airplanes and have conversations about God and eat spicy things off skewers from weird food trucks and walk through the desert and swim naked in the sea and stroll barefoot down an empty road. We want to dance in the moonlight and cry for no reason and hold hands with strangers in the middle of the night and quit our jobs and try new things.
We want to travel the world and throw caution to the wind. We want to live in the moment and say “Yes” when fear tells us “No.” Why? Because we secretly long for the unknown—it’s where the magic is.
4. Face your fears.
At some point in our lives, whether we like it or not, we are going to find ourselves face to face with the very thing we fear the most.
That’s the thing about fear—we need it. It guides us to all the places we are trying to avoid and it can’t be escaped however hard we try.
We keep our fears at distance but within arms reach—close enough to maintain the ideas we have of our conditioned selves but far enough to pretend they don’t effect our lives. But they do.
The universe is constantly guiding us, showing us where to go and how to keep our hearts and eyes open. Nothing is random, everything has its purpose.
Author: Rachel Brathen
Editor: Katarina Tavčar
Photo: Author’s own