We’ve all been CRAZY IN LOVE with something or someone! We know how it feels when love and passion for something or someone can consume us and take over! It’s amazing what a difference love can make!
Today’s blog entry is inspired by Lao Tzu’s quote: “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.”
Have you ever wondered why your energy level, eagerness, and participation for a certain task or goal seems to wither and fizzle over time and it becomes harder and harder to maintain your excitement and momentum?
Well, I believe that happens when we disconnect from our love and passion for the goal, the vision, and the purpose. I also believe that the reason why we disconnect from that original love and passion is that we get caught up in and focus heavily on the everyday work, struggles, and risks. We start to question and doubt our efforts, especially if we’re not seeing immediate results. Slowly but surely the something we were crazy in love with turned into grueling WORK! Now don’t get me wrong, whatever venture you are involved in, is absolutely going to require work to be done. Maybe you’ve heard the quote by Vince Lombardi where he says, “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.” I believe that statement to be 100% true, however I also believe LOVE comes before both work and success! Without some crazy LOVE you won’t put in the work necessary for lasting success nor have lasting success!
Wouldn’t you agree that when you are crazy in love you go that extra mile, you don’t give up, you find the energy and determination within to forge ahead? Here’s where Lao Tzu’s quote is so perfect:
“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.”
He’s basically saying love takes over and impacts what you’re feeling in your heart, what you’re thinking in your head, and what you’re feeling in your body and physically experiencing. … Love is so powerful!! So I am going to invite you to reignite the love and passion within your heart, your head, and in your physical senses all over again! You may be thinking… ok great, how do I do that?
You align your heart, head, and senses! Begin to THINK, FEEL, and ACT from a place of love. Let love be the source of your inspiration and motivations.
Here are a few great questions to ask yourself and reflect on in order to get into that space and reignite love and passion:
-Why am I doing this? What inspired me in the first place?
-What about it lights up every cell in my body?
-What would love FEEL like right now?
-When I’m passionate, how does that feel in my heart? Really feel it and let it stir.
Let it surface. Let yourself swell up with passion. Once you feel the connection with love and passion ask yourself:
– What would love DO right now?
– Coming from a place of love and passion, what is one thing I could DO right now?
Do this exercise daily. The more you get into your heart the more you’ll fall crazy in love all over again with your dreams and goals… and the more inner resources you’ll have access to that will create a huge momentum and propel you to the next level of your life!
I would love your feedback, please leave a comment on what your experience was with the exercise and/or your thoughts on this article.
Live the Dream My Friends!