“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” -Albert Einstein
The best and brightest days are when my goals, ambitions and problem solving are replaced with the desire to connect. Today was that kind of day, when after a night of not much sleep, traded for hours of meditation, I came to the day tired but open to letting it be exactly as it was. This, I have learned, is the magic formula for being able to witness the goodness of people around you.
Letting things be as they are and even greater, letting people be as they are, is a remarkable gift we give ourselves. The pressure to make something happen disappears quickly when we just become curious about what can happen next. Better still, as I give up judging others, my view of myself softens and I am free to put myself out there and share my story.
I have always believed that everything amazing that happens in the world is the result of positive energy shared between people. Human beings supporting each other have changed the world in amazing ways since forever. The difference between making dreams work and not is most often in the mix of people involved.
Over the seven years of creating a sustainable love business, perhaps the most rewarding part has been in the relationships and friendships that I have grown up like a garden around my mission of increasing the experience of love in the world. Bearing witness to so much hard work and goodness that so many people devote their lives to shifted my beliefs about the world from a focus on problems to solutions.
This is where giving and receiving are reciprocal- in connecting with other people and letting yourself love and be loved. You can’t ask for a better day.