What is unconditional love?
We’ve all heard that phrase, but what does it actually mean?
And how do we actually Love Unconditionally?
And perhaps more importantly, why is it so important to Love Unconditionally?
As we explore these and other questions this month we are going to take action. With your committed action I know that you will experience greater joy in your heart and more peace in your mind consistently…
…Because you will have established the habit to Love Unconditionally.
So let’s get right down to business!
First, we’ll start with the nuts and bolts of the habit we will deepen this month.
Here is the daily practice:
The Primary Process: At least three times per day repeat this phrase either out loud or in your head: “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you!”
Direct that phrase toward yourself first, and then repeat it again toward at least one other person.
The Secondary Process: Throughout each day, make it a practice to say, “I love you!” in your thoughts, to every single person you encounter.
If you have any challenge thinking, “I love you,” toward someone, then use the full phrase, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you!”
As you can see, the practice this month is extremely simple.
The challenge will come in actually remembering to do it.
But you will soon see that the practice is also extremely powerful.
You are likely not in the pattern of regularly thinking those thoughts quite so often throughout each day…
…So it will require diligence and reminders to establish the new neural pathways in your brain that will make this become an automatic practice for you.
Fortunately, you will experience immediate benefits every single time you do it.
The immediate reward in how you feel will be very gratifying, so the diligence required won’t be like quitting a bad habit. You will likely be looking forward to thinking those loving thoughts throughout the day.
Each day for the next four weeks we will discuss the importance of doing this from different angles and I’ll be sharing stories and insights that will help keep you on track.
In fact, here’s what you can expect with this simple focusing of your thoughts this month:
– You will release yourself from the bondage of any internal resentment – toward yourself or others.
– Where you once felt anger, now you’ll feel love.
– Where you once felt resentment, now you’ll feel compassion.
– Where you once felt betrayal, now you’ll feel forgiveness and understanding.
– The void of any fear within your heart will disappear, replaced by the faith of the pure energy of love filling you up.
Forgiveness and unconditional love will open you to a level of joy-filled living that makes your heart smile throughout each day and keeps you abiding in peace even amidst the storms and tempests of life.
Even when life’s deadlines and responsibilities press down on you in full force – unconditional love will be like an energy field surrounding you – holding every challenge at bay – allowing you the space to live in peace and breathe, as you feel the pure joy of being alive on this amazing journey.
Abiding in a state of love.
That is the state of forgiveness and unconditional love.
Can you feel that right now?Do you fully and completely forgive yourself for any and all mistakes of the past?
Every mistake you knowingly or even unknowingly made?
Can you feel mercy toward yourself and give yourself that grace?
When you do, then you will naturally extend that mercy and grace to every other creature – and you will be at a place of indescribable peace and stillness that can only be experienced.
That is my hope for you this day and this month.
Go forward with your full intention to deepen the habit to Love Unconditionally and live in a constant state of forgiveness.
I know it will open your heart to a level of joy that will make your heart sing.
So today, do the simple action of repeating this phrase at three different times in your mind or out loud, toward yourself, and at least one other person:
“I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.”
Then as you see or interact with others, think the words, “I love you,” toward them in your thoughts.
Observe what this does to your heart throughout the day and we’ll talk more tomorrow.
Make today amazing!