In order to understand what it is to love your life, you first must understand what it is to like your life.
Liking and Loving are very different.
- Liking has no conviction to it. No real mission. No commitment. That’s why folks don’t talk about their lives very much if they just like their lives. There’s no passion!
- Loving has conviction. You create mission statements. You’re passionate about your life. You love to talk to yourself about what you plan to do next with your life.
What do I notice about folks who say, “I like my car”? They get in it and drive to work; they appreciate that it starts when they turn the ignition key, but they’re not committed to keeping it in excellent condition.
If someone says, “I love my car,” I am pretty sure that he takes care of it; washes it often, has the oil changed, and does the necessary maintenance checks.
Are you committed?
Are you committed to keeping your life in excellent condition? Can you see the difference between your behavior when you love your life and just like your life?
A simple wish to start fresh, with love in mind, has power to cancel behavior that only demonstrates liking your life.
What do I do?
What do I do that shows how much I love my life? Maybe I should ask the reverse question: What do I NOT do that shows how much I love my life?
- Daily, I appreciate the wonderful surprises that life offers.
- I commit to experiencing the abundance that every day offers me.
- I rigorously maintain a pragmatic, action-oriented awareness of my responses to life.
- I maintain a deep conviction to let go of any limiting opinions or behavior patterns that sabotage my joyful dreams of a successful future.
- I consciously choose attitudes that positively support an inspiring journey through life.
- I acknowledge daily that I create my reality … and I am worthy of living prosperously in every domain of life (harmonious relationships, business success, peace of mind, spiritual growth)
- I do NOT blame others for my life.
- I do NOT believe that my life experiences are limited by circumstances.
- I do NOT live with a consciousness of scarcity.
- I do NOT allow dysfunctional patterns to dominate my behavior.
- I do NOT seek the approval of others when setting aspirations and aims that are important to me.
- I do NOT live in reaction to past memories of failures.
It is time to stop evading what you must face.
- What are you NOT doing that it would be wise to do – something that demonstrates your deep love for your life?
- What are you doing that it would be wise to stop doing – something that hampers your deep feeling of love for your life?
This blog offers a perfect opportunity to lift your spirit one degree above worldly conditions, and share what comes up for you. There is a lot to consider here. Perhaps you’ll share how you demonstrate your love for your life. You do love your life don’t you? It’s time to show it, and share it.
Thank you and blessings, rob
Illustrations by nick