Thursday, March 31, 2011
Discover How Much Your Heart Can Hold
So, I'm sure you've noticed that I haven't been blogging much lately. Since last year, I have been writing nonstop trying to get The Power of WOW Guide (formerly known as the Stiletto U Guide) ready for publication in June. Couple that with coaching, doing workshops and well, unfortunately my blogging time has fallen to the way side. But soon, I promise, I'll be back full force.
So, while I haven't been blogging I have been eating chocolate. Lots of chocolate. For while I was stuck on those yummy Dove bites, the one's with the pearls of chocolate wisdom tucked inside the wrapper. I started collecting them and decided to use them as blog starters. Today, is the first in that series: Discover How Much Your Heart Can Hold.
When you think about it, this is a really difficult concept to wrap your arms around. Discovering how much your heart can holds mean leaving it wide open to experiencing the all that love has to offer, which always, without fail, will lead to some level of pain. After all, like sunshine and rain, pain is the price for loving. So that said, it is counter intuitive for us, we who live our lives fearful of loving to our full capacity because we're too afraid of getting hurt, to actually love freely enough to make this discovery.
Unfortunately, when you fear let fear hold you back, you keep yourself tethered to the post of unfulfilled potential, robbing yourself of a multitude of personal successes. I always find it interesting that most of us have no issue at all going for our professional dreams, gobbling up all of ambition and success we can until our egos are stuffed and bloated. We go for it, stumble and fall but pick ourselves back up and are off running again.
But not so much with our hearts. All our lives, we tend to treat our heart like a frail newborn, when in fact it the most resilient and giving of treasure of all. So, don't be afraid to discover how much your heart can hold because of what might come along and make it crack. Think of it this way, if it does get cracked, what will leak is love, so you already have the antidote for what ails you!
So start to discover your heart's capacity by giving yourself a strong dose of love everyday. Compliment yourself, treat yourself the way you want others treat you. Begin there, and once you are convinced that not only are you lovable but worthy as well, you'll find it less scary to spread a little love of your own, and yourself more open to accepting love from others.
Remember, the more you practice loving, the better you are at it. And the better quality of love you can give, the better quality of loving you will receive.