(Dive Into the) River of Love

Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.
– Alan Cohen

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Doesn’t it feel good to know that you alone are in control of how lovable you are? And when you feel super lovable, guess what you’ll attract? That’s right… people who love you!

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You’re made of love and deserve to feel that fully.
Take a dive into the river of self-love!

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Hello, again.

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.  – Anais Nin

France toy sail boatsOld friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. – Dalai Lama

Paris carouselAll changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. – Anatole France

Paris shouldersHello and goodbye. We say these words everyday. They are polite and traditional. They’re happy and sad, light and dark, cheery and heart-wrenching. They’re the revolving door of our lives. Day in, day out. Loves, friends, family. Strangers. Hello. Goodbye. Hello, again. Make it meaningful.

Say Yes

Every man has his own destiny, and the only imperative is to follow it,
to accept it no matter where it leads him. – Henry Miller

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Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. – Anais Nin

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Say yes – to new friendships, to unfamiliar vistas, to your destiny. Step into the next chapter, look around and see who’s there. Make an entrance onto a new stage set and find the magic.  Grab the mic. Sing loud and from your gut. Bow humbly when they clap. Then say yes again. It’s okay to keep moving forward because your home is in your heart. You can always go there for a little rest and comfort. But the world needs you too, so come out and play.

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Wisdom Via Cell Phone

“You’re a young man here.”On my walk today I overheard a man talking into his cell. That was the only line I heard, but from the tone of his voice I knew exactly what was going on. A father was talking to his son who had apparently messed up. I couldn’t stop thinking about how brilliantly he had phrased it:  “You’re a young man here.”
We know you’re not yet a full grown man who should be mature enough to know better. But you’re in the beginning stages of becoming that person, someone who takes responsibility for his mistakes, apologizes and makes things right. Here – in this situation – you’re at the gateway of manhood, one foot in, one foot out. We realize that you’ll go back to playing video games with your buddies, but here, now, this is your chance to start out strong, be brave, step up and do the right thing. Soon you’ll get more interested in girls and eventually have to pick a major. You’ll go out on your own and have adventures that will shape your life. But here, now, you’re a young man and I’ve got your back in all the complications of that. But I’m counting on you to take a brave step into adulthood. Here. Where you and I are, right now.
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Heart Scab

How many people are walking around with a crusty old scab encasing their heart? It’s so hard at this point, blood doesn’t flow in or out. Nor does love.We fall in love and get critically hurt, ER hurt. So we decide too much love is bad. It makes us crazy and stupid. We won’t fall for that again. But we want company, warmth. So we decide to have a practical love, one we can control. That will keep us safe and sound.

Who would we be if we didn’t have those first insane, soul-spinning loves? Would we have remained innocent and willing to dive deeply into love? Maybe we’d just be less interesting, less seasoned.

Those first hurts serve a purpose: they let us know who we are and who we are not, and who we want and who we do not. Because of those times, we become wise and choose better lovers. Ones who truly get us and don’t want to make us crazy. And in the one who is meant for us, we find a new level of passion, soulfulness and life itself.

Love doesn’t have to be crazy to be deeply real. It does have to come from our whole heart though, fully open and soft. If we let someone gently remove our scab, there’s no need to worry, it won’t leave a scar.