Choose Love

In every situation we have a choice about how we respond…in fear or in love. Spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson explains that a miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love, and even theoretical physicist Albert Einstein agrees: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. At our most basic level, we know that even cells have a choice – to protect or grow, but I’m not sure if we really understand what that means.  What does it mean to choose in love or to choose in fear?

When we choose a life aligned with our purest intentions, we choose in love. And it’s more than just a new age-y “live from your heart” mantra that more scientific minds would have us believe.  Choosing love means finding the silver lining, seeing obstacles as opportunities, making peace with situations even if it means walking away from things and people that we care for.  When we do this, when we choose to see possibility and hope, we literally change our biology.

Stored emotions manifest as disease if not tended to, but setting them free is more than looking at the bright side of things. It’s understanding where those emotions came from, how they served you in the past, (by allowing you to stay in once place, which was likely necessary at some point in your life).  Freeing them and seeing them as no longer necessary releases you from the accumulation old beliefs and old patterns of behavior.  From a clearer vantage point, you are, in essence, lighter and open to new possibilities.

All of this happens when we choose from a place of love, but none of it is easy, mind you. Our brains are hard-wired to protect us from uncomfortable situations which it views as certain death. We feel fear and immediately we stop and react to whatever the stimulus is. Seeing love in every situation must be a conscious choice, then, in order to grow as human beings.  In the simplest scientific terms, what doesn’t grow dies. Enter Darwin’s theory of evolution. Whatever doesn’t evolve will eventually mutate out of the gene code and produce a brand new species. So what if we just did that? What if, in every situation, yes, particularly the hard ones, where we feel threatened, where our blood boils and we fear change is afoot, what if then we chose love. We chose to see possibility. We chose to see circumstances from the opposite perspective. What if we chose to let go, to grow and expand. What if we chose love?
Maybe…just maybe…we could change the world.

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