1. Love yourself and accept yourself as you are
The beautiful I carry inside, the beautiful is born with me. » If you see the beauty within you, you will see the beauty around you, in everything you look at. You should start loving yourself as you want to love others and especially as you want them to love you. This seems somewhat obvious, but the truth is that many people in the background do not love each other completely, do not accept themselves as they are and live by rejecting themselves. Loving ourselves is an exercise of acceptance, of understanding our fears, our doubts and failures. This self-love is to become aware of us, which is the only way to later be aware of others. It is to look inwards with kind eyes, without prosecuting us, in order to really get the best version of ourselves.
2. Give without waiting.
Do not have expectations. Giving from the heart involves an act of selfless surrender. When we provide love, understanding, when we offer our help, we must do so without waiting to receive back what we have delivered. Otherwise we would be filled with expectations that can only end in deep disappointments. If you give without expecting anything in return, you simply relax. You have put a seed there, you don’t know if it will germinate or not, that will depend on many other factors, the important thing is that you have already done your part. What I have proven is that everything we give to others and to life, the universe will return it multiplied in one way or another; but of course, you have to be very awake so that you can see that miracle, it arrives when you least expect it, by the most unexpected routes. There are people who do not realize when they receive good things from life, they are only waiting to complain and complain about what they lack. Do not make the same mistake. If you focus on the abundance of happy situations and blessings in your life, surely more abundance of good things will come to you, it is a universal law that is infallibly fulfilled. If you are able to open the eyes of the soul and realize this, every day you will rise with the word THANK YOU on the lips.
3. Smile, you give smiles!!
To live from Love is to live with a smile that illuminates your face. If they would pay for a smile, it would surely be a millionaire! hahaha And I think I am, not in money, but in joy. My friends tell me that I am always smiling and that is how I say: Smiling costs nothing and has incredible benefits! Imagine that in your day to day, you address others with a smile: your children, your partner, your parents, your friends, your boss who doesn’t always like you. I really encourage you to try it, a smile is the best medicine to cure sadness and the best strategies to win friends. Take off your lips and show those teeth that you don’t only have to chew!
4. Stay open to learn from love.
Love manifests itself in the most unsuspected ways, we cannot pretend to predict in which season we will find it, we cannot establish its limits or mark its course; It is an energy that flows freely and vertiginously, entailing a sacred mystery. When love expresses itself, it brings with it countless teachings that we can only learn if we are really attentive and aware. It always appears for a reason, it is never casual, an endless source of wisdom comes together. Perhaps at first we cannot understand the reasons for Love, but for those tireless seekers of the ineffable, answers will always come. Never reject love in any of its manifestations, if it surprises you, give yourself time to be one with him and understand him.
5. Do not be afraid to open your heart, express your feelings.
There are so many people in the world who silence their feelings, that they are not sincere or even with themselves, they have the belief that saying what they feel is tearing down the shield that protects them. I advocate a more transparent world, where human beings open our hearts without fear of being damaged, without the need to wear protective shields or the shell of the turtle as a good friend usually tells me. It is wiser to blatantly believe in others and prefer to be deceived once by him, to spend our whole lives distrusting everyone (with which we will be perpetually deceived).
I may be too naive, but I think we come to this world to express our highest truth and I feel that loving another human being is much easier than we think, if we do not fear the paths that love can take.
6. Find what unites you to the other and learn from the differences.
Each of the people we interact with has its history, its own beliefs and values, its particular way of understanding life. It is absurd to pretend that others are as we want them to be. When others act in ways that do not meet our expectations, we begin to enquer the relationship of intolerance and misunderstanding. Sometimes it happens to us that when other people in our environment do not treat us as we would like, we begin to judge them, assuming that they are the ones who are wrong and believing us owners of truth and reason. We cannot control the responses of others, we can only control our response and that response changes everything, because it changes us. What if you put yourself in the place of the other? What do you think if instead of prosecuting the differences you have with the other, you look for the points in common to build a bridge of union and not a wall of separation? If you want to have healthy and balanced relationships, my recommendation from my own experience is that you do not make expectations of others, accept the other as it is. Better focus on finding what unites you to the other, not what takes you away from him, and learn from the differences. All the people who come into our life, even if only for one day, have something to teach us, they can all be our teachers. Do not judge and observe yourself in relation to others, you must be sufficiently present to be aware of your answers, emotions and thoughts, and in that way you will learn a lot from yourself.
7. Always forgive.
Living from love is not a goal, it is an infinite journey on a train that sometimes crosses the pain station. The key here is not to stop too long in it, we don’t need to add more suffering to pain. If someone hurts us, betrays us or offends us, we must remember that Love’s response is never hatred or resentment, Love’s response to these painful circumstances is always forgiveness. You may believe that there are things that have no forgiveness or that only God can forgive, but even the prayer of the Our Father says: “Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who offend us.” We can choose to forgive those who offend us. And this is the door to freedom and peace. Only when you forgive can you lighten the load to continue your path. To forgive is to recognize that the other is also a victim of the damage it causes. That if it is damaged, it is because he is not aware that he is part of what is damaged, that to harm another is to harm himself. What the other does is his karma, your answer may be your dharma, your teaching, if you allow it to be so. Forgive any other person or circumstance that has hurt you. From now on, put your intention in building a new life, walk straight on without looking back, do like the sun that rises every morning, without traces of the previous night. Sorry, let go of what causes you pain.
8. Thanks for everything you receive.
When we live from love, we live grateful. When I open my eyes every morning, the first word I bring to my thoughts is: “Thank you.” This word has a high vibration, and always generates well-being in who pronounces it and in who receives it. To thank implies an act of recognition for the gift received from life and other people. If we fill ourselves with the light of gratitude, its rays will be increasingly numerous, because when we are able to see all the good we have, we discover that the provision of blessings is infinite. Always give thanks, even when it seems that they have done something wrong to you, sooner or later you will realize that the one who treats you badly does you a favor, gives you the opportunity to learn important lessons and to experience the highest choice of your soul. Remember that nothing happens by chance, in the universe everything is connected.