The last person would share the story with the group and then the first person would tell us what they actually said. We would all laugh about how much the stories had changed. It was an innocent party game, no harm was done.
Gossip, cyber bullying or failing to check our personal stories at the door often are far from harmless. Children have killed themselves because of the pain caused by bullying. All of the misery we experience in our lives has the same cause regardless of the events. The real cause of all suffering is separation from love, from our spirit and from divinity.
Life is and then we tell ourselves a story. We make our choices and react to life based on that story. If that story is one of fear happiness, joy and abundance are excluded from the equation.
What if love became our guiding force?
There is so much fear in this world. Just for today focus on what you love. Even if it is little things like I love the sun or the color blue. I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, yummy yummy Lattes. Use the word love as often as you can today. Love, love, love. Practice loving things you may perceive as unlovable: dog poop on your shoe (someone loves that dog), loud neighbors (they are just enjoying life), yucky tasting food(someone is enjoying it). I think you get the idea.
This weekend I watched a documentary on OWN called Bridegroom. I was deeply touched and it all started with this YouTube video.
No matter what the question or the problem LOVE is always the answer. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feelings in the comment section below.
With love and aloha,