I am currently going through this sort of “metamorphosis of the soul”. It’s pretty intense, so I thought I would share with you a little of what I’ve learned so far. We, as humans, have this incredible ability to change our environments. Now, I realize that this is not necessarily a good thing… after all, we clear forests, and move mountains, and pollute the oceans, and deplete the ozone layer, and pave paradise, and all that jazz. But if you really think about it, the ability to change your environment is an astonishing power to have. It’s like being a superhero! It’s like you are freaking Wonder Woman!
Here is an example. Compare yourself for a moment to an animal. Any animal, pick one. Let’s say a bunny rabbit. I like to think of myself as a cute, little, cuddly bunny rabbit sometimes, don’t you? Anyway, little bunny rabbit is hopping along doing her thing. She is hungry so she eats grass. She is thirsty so she seeks out water. She is tired so she finds shelter. She needs to go… so she goes. You get the idea. Never once does little miss bunny rabbit stop to think, “You know, I’m pretty tired of all this grass. I think I’ll figure out a way to grow me some carrots.” That’s just not the way her bunny rabbit mind is meant to work.
But we, on the other hand, have these humongous brains sitting atop our bodies that allow us to literally take on superhero abilities and change entire environments. If I, for example, decide I want to stop eating meat and grow my own carrot patch, I can do just that. If I decide that I am unhappy with my life, I can do things to change it. This is an ability we take for granted. Since we don’t spend much time comparing ourselves to bunny rabbits, we don’t generally stop to think about how much more endowed we are in the brain department than any other animal on the planet, and how useful that endowment can be.
So what does this have to do with love, you might ask, since the title of this article concerns love? With great power, comes great responsibility. We, as humans, have the ability to change our environment by changing our mindset… and if we decide to move from a mindset of hate to one of love, we can literally do anything we want. Nah, I didn’t believe it at first either. It was difficult for me to accept that, perhaps, my attitude towards life was holding me back. But that is the biggest lesson I’ve learned over the last few months… All you need is love! Love your neighbor, love your spouse, love your kids, love your dog, love your car, love your Earth, love the guy who just rear-ended you in traffic. Project love onto everything and everyone and happiness will start to follow you around like a poodle searching for table scraps.
I think it’s funny that this whole mindset change, this attitude adjustment, this mental metamorphosis, came about because I decided I would try and sell some makeup. I made the decision to change my life. I decided to invest in myself and my personal growth. I opted to get together with some other amazing women and learn from them. I, unlike little fluffy bunny rabbit, have that ability. I can change my mindset from one of fear, anxiety, stress, and hate, to one of love. And once you’ve done that… the good stuff really starts to happen! Prayers for all those filled with hate… may we find a sense of peace and love.