You are sustained by Love.
When challenges show up in our lives, so do our false beliefs, and fear can take hold. When I look back at m...y earlier life, I see all the many ways I sought to be filled and fulfilled. From drugs to worldly success, I looked everywhere else but within me, always away from Love. Though I no longer do this in these large, vastly destructive ways, I do see the smaller things that I may still be tempted to do, mistakes that are not reflective of the truth of who I am, and do not come from Love. Even a moment of impatience or a day of withheld forgiveness contains the seeds of such mistakes.
What sustains you?
What do you turn to when you feel empty, afraid, or depleted?
Approaching these two questions with honesty is really at the crux of a spiritual journey and of Inspirational Psychology, at the heart of how to move more deeply into love. It includes acknowledging the ego’s ignorance, arrogance, and denial. Many people have the tendency to believe that certain relationships were mistakes, or that they were deluded or led astray. Then problems begin.
Unfortunately it is probably the norm that we see this stage as the beginning of the end of what we once thought to be love. But it can also be the beginning of a deepening, of being able to bring space into to the relationship.
Love is ever-present and at the core of who we are. If you'd like to explore this idea further, please take a look at my new book, Love, Sweat, and Miracles, now available on Amazon.