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How To Be Madly In Love With Your Life As It Is

Are you scared to be madly in love with your life as it is?

I was for a very long time.

Because to be madly in love with life as it is, is to acknowledge and own our full power.

Watch the video or read the text below to hear my thoughts on the matter. :)

The assumption I’ve fallen into time and time again is that – life as it is right now, isn’t “the life I want to be madly in love with.”

See EVERYTHING CHANGES. And because we resist simply being madly in love with life as it is, even if we’re trapped in shitty circumstances, we end up fighting harder against the life we have right now.

We become exhausted just trying to deal and we push the life we want further away. We make changes hurt worse than they need to hurt.

We miss experiencing what we need and the available bliss and peace which is underneath every. shitty. circumstance. there is or can ever be.

We make our own roadblocks, because we think we need them to avoid what our life is.

We give ourselves just enough “madly in love with life” to keep us always longing and always hoping for more, even though we’re the one controlling our access.

So what is required for us to be madly in love with our life as it is?

There are two simple things. Not easy, but they are simple.

First is choosing. Choosing to be madly in love with life as it is right now means saying this sucks if it does indeed suck. Or saying it rocks and meaning it. It’s saying yes or saying no. It means being definite, even if we have to make a different choice later.

It means acting on what we choose.

Second is allowing. Allowing our choices to unfold and provide the growth we each need to have happen. It means acknowledging our part in whatever our circumstances happen to be, for what they are – our own personal prescription for growth.

As soon as we make the choice and allow the growth to happen, we learn the seeds of Endurance, Patience, Acceptance, Responsibility, Autonomy, Sovereignty, Truth, Trust, Faith, And whatever else we personally need to grow, were planted a long time ago.

We don’t need to blame, find fault or manipulate any one else or ourselves.

We already have what we need, we just won’t see it or know that we’ve always had it, until we fall madly in love with our life as it is right now.

Our power has and always will be ours. The same with our dreams and aspirations.

Experience being madly in love with your life as it is.

There is no need to wait.

Choose.

Allow.

Be Madly In Love.

10 Responses to How To Be Madly In Love With Your Life As It Is

  1. Erin Hatton says:

    Good thoughts. So often reaching for things that aren’t meant to be can poison our contentment in the present. I appreciate the reminder to count the blessings I have now. :)
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  2. Missy Bell says:

    Let me try again. The last comment didn’t seem to go through.

    I believe the more grateful we are for where we are and what we have, more things come to us to be grateful for. It also helps us lower our stress.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Missy Bell
    http://Www.peaceandhappinessproject.blogspot.com
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  3. This is so true and very powerful Minna. While we don’t have to be accepting if we don’t love our life, we need to accept that it must be us who makes those changes. Staying positive throughout the process helps enormously.

  4. This reminds me of a discussion I was having in this Facebook group I’m in recently. It’s a bunch of girls in their mid 20s that are working to lose weight, and a lot of it. When we were discussing why, so many of them said “so I can finally love myself.”

    I told them… “You don’t need to wait to love yourself. You can do that NOW. In fact, waiting until lose 100 pounds won’t fix anything. If you can’t love yourself now, when you lose that 100 pounds you’ll still find a reason not to love yourself. You need to give yourself permission to accept and love who you are, even if you want to make positive and healthy changes while you do it.”

    The same really applies to life. I LOVE my life. Sure, sometimes I have to do things I don’t like, but that doesn’t stop me from loving my life and where I am in it.
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    • Minna Bryant says:

      Oh Amanda, they are lucky to have you in that group. It takes a while to understand that liking or even hating something about our life doesn’t mean we can’t still be in love with our life. Thank you for sharing that thought.

  5. Bonnie Gean says:

    I love my life as it is right now, even though there may be times when I’m not happy with it; I still wouldn’t change being where I am.

    I am grateful for what I have, but that doesn’t mean I can’t strive to have or be more in the future.

    You would make a great therapist, Minna. Has anybody ever told you that?
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    • Minna Bryant says:

      Bonnie,

      This is so true. When we aren’t happy with something in our life, it doesn’t mean we don’t still love it and can’t change it. That’s one of the places I know I’ve gotten stuck before with this idea. What is now IS and our feelings, thoughts and actions from what is now helps to determine what will be.

      A therapist huh? Can’t say that anyone has said that.

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