"When it comes to choices, I choose LOVE."
This topic has been shared with me. So, I would like to share it with you today.
So many roads, so many choices, and it seems like I have chosen them all in this short life.
Sometimes, I have chosen pain. I chose to let it sting me like the barbs of a nettle or an old wire fence. I chose to bleed. I chose to let the CD player of my mind run on one track all day, trying to hurt away the hurt.
Many times I chose fear, chose to shrink away from the world cloaked only in thoughts of disapproval, of not being good enough.
But today, I have no time for pain. I have no time for fear. Don´t get me wrong!! It´s not because there are not things to hurt about or people who will disapprove. But because I know now, that there is always another road. A road which I would much rather walk.
So today, I choose peace. I choose to not judge the world, the people in it or the things that happen to me as good or bad. But simply to know that on a far deeper level than I can ever be aware, I am safe. I am held, and I am worthy.
I choose to honour my body. Not only with good food, mindful eating and exercise. But also to remember that we are sensual beings. I´ll comfort my eyes by finding something beautiful in each thing I see. I´ll caress the world with my hands, embrace it with my mind.
And throughout this day, I´ll continue to make affirming choices.
I choose to dance, to let joy take me over completely and not worry for one moment about the ones who might see or judge.
I choose to breathe. I choose to breathe life in and let it breathe me in.
I choose to laugh, loud and long. At the world but mostly at myself for all the times I have taken life so seriously.
And most of all, I CHOOSE LOVE. I choose to love myself. I choose to let friends become my love. And when I walk into the world and see discord, I´ll look harder. I´ll look for beauty. I´ll look for peace, and I´ll find it. But when I meet hatred, I´ll open my heart so wide and let the sea of my love wash over it until it melts away.
And when I see a man, woman or child in pain, I shall use my life´s energy to bring whatever healing I could give. If I can´t heal their pain, I´ll kneel down and wash their feet for their comfort.
Today is a new day, and I CHOOSE LOVE.