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Daily Share – I’m Opening To Love

TDL_FB-iconAs I stepped onto my yoga mat today, I heard in my mind, “Why did you think that opening to love was going to be easy?” As I kept practicing my postures, I kept hearing this over and over, which compelled me to feel into this deeper.

A lot of us who practice yoga are attracted to it as a way of healing, as we recognize that the way we’ve “been doing it” doesn’t work and we need to find one that does. Yoga is one of those tools. It’s deeply healing and as I like to say “makes you more you.” But as you’re on this path, it isn’t always pretty.

What newbies to yoga might not recognize is that as your mind and body are being transformed, the yoga brings up your stuff. Whereever your struggle lies – food, money, relationships, self worth, etc. – you will be faced with looking at this at some point until you realize there’s no way of getting around it, but only going through it.

As I was practicing today, I was confronted with my own stuff pretty intensely. As we’re ending 2013 and heading into 2014, I’m personally thinking a lot about love and my willingness to open to it. Sounds beautiful and blissful doesn’t it? What I didn’t expect is that my willingness to be open has opened up all of my fears and is making me deal with them one by one. It’s very easy to get stuck in the illusion and think “Wow, I’m really off track here, I wanted to open to love, so why do I feel like this,” without realizing that this is you opening up to love. As you open, everything opens with it, the light and the dark, and that’s okay. Keep going.

If you feel yourself being gripped with fear, or any emotion for that matter, as you open yourself more to life and what you deeply desire, remember you are on the right track. This is a part of it. Be mindful of disassociating with these feelings just as much as over-identifying with them. Neither of them is the truth of you, but healing your perception of them is necessary. Just keep breathing, keep moving, and keep going. Act from a place of love and remember that you are. There is no hurry in love, only truth, and the truth will set you free from the illusions that bind you.

Remember that you are on the right path. You are love and you are loved.

A TDL Reader

  • Eveline Almeida

    Wow. I can so relate to that. I started this year with that intention, to be more open to love and abundance. And I had so many plans for this year and I thought it was gonna be awesome. Instead I saw myself confronting a lot of fears, a lot of feelings I mostly ignored. This year was nothing as I expected but it was still awesome because I could overcome a lot of my fears and I’m totally different from the person I was at this time last year. I realized that for great things to happen in my life I had to change from the inside and that’s what this year brought me. Looking forward to what 2014 brings.

    • The Daily Love

      Such an inspiring share, Eveline! Thank you for your story!!
      -Team TDL

  • Sandra

    Hi. I am SO impressed with what you wrote and it is so coincidental that your message came into my life right now. I, too, am willing to be open to love and this question has been running through my mind as well: What does it take for me to open to love? I meditated on this question and nothing came up for me. Suddenly, today at work, a dear friend of mine (who did not know what I was thinking and feeling) gave me a Christmas present. It is the book called “Illuminata” by Marianne Williamson. In this book, I can read prayers asking God to help me be open to love, release any fears of intimacy and to call forth a healthy loving relationship. I wish you well on your journey to be open to love.

    • Sandra

      And one more thing– as much as I love the other guest articles on TDL, lately I have been most inspired by the articles of the TDL readers. Like this one. Thanks for sharing!

      • The Daily Love

        Sandra, so glad that you’re finding ways to open more fully to love! Also, SO happy that you are feeling inspired here!
        -Team TDL

  • Eve4199

    Thank you for these reminders of what often happens when one is opening themselves up to change. Everything you wrote is happening to me. I am in a new relationship and I feel as if every time I’m with this person I have to stop over-identifying or disassociating due to fear. I didn’t think it would be so hard–but I feel as if it’s good practice and if I “mess up”I am confident that the “right one” won’t leave, and that I am above all things loveable.

    • The Daily Love

      Thank you for reading Eve4199! We are happy to hear that you were able to take away from this post!!
      -Team TDL

  • abebe

    Please help me i do not want the money i want Honest wife please