“Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.” – David Hawkins
This quote describes the most significant and productive shift in my life.
Before this shift, instead of putting on “love glasses” to look at life, I wore “make-it-through-the-day glasses,” “what’s-next glasses,” or worse, “I-hate-this glasses” through which life appeared a chore. Especially when I had been hurt, when life had been harsh, or when there seemed to be no hope of change, “looking at the world with love” seemed ridiculous.
Yet love always turned out to be the only lasting way out of pain.
Relief never depended on someone or something else. It was always my choice.
Put on a new pair of “love glasses.”
Find unexpected ways of being: ways to love even what is unlovable.
And watch the world change.