Do everything you do with a big heart.
It's like giving the world a giant
ever present hug.
I had dinner last night with a really close friend of mine. I mentioned this friendship in a previous article focusing on friendship called, Sharing Warriorship, http://www.spiritlauncher.com/2013/05/sharing-warriorship.html . As we were talking over dinner last night, out of the blue he said, "I am grateful every day to have you in my life." This was big, because not only do I say thank you every day for him coming back into my life, he is exactly the type of friend I have been calling into my life.
Now this took some time. I've talked many times about my old friendships. The control, manipulation and overall unhealthy characteristics most of them offered. I mentioned in Monday's article an unhealthy friendship that bounced back and forth like a tennis ball in my life. Except this time, instead of playing the game with this particular friendship, I hung up my racket and walked off the court. I retired the game.
When you lead life with a big heart, you love everyone. That is how it is supposed to be. However, what you accept into your life is your call. I talk in my articles a lot about boundaries. We have to have them and they have to extend our own intention and purpose in life. To love everyone is actually a very challenging thing. Especially when someone is hurting you. This doesn't mean that we accept that type of behavior in our lives. It's that we accept the fact that this is how this person chooses to be. What we need to ask ourselves is, does this person add to our life or do they take away? If someone takes from you and you get nothing in return except feeling drained, is it really a relationship you want to buy into? You will learn something about yourself either way. But these questions are definitely worthy and necessary to ask.
My life changed when I started surrounding myself with people who live with a big heart. They have found their bliss and they are living within it. Their love for what it is that they do extends to every facet of their life. I've been very blessed throughout my nursing career to meet really fantastic people. From the patients I've cared for to the people I work with. The job I have now is incredible. The doctor I work for is all in with her career. She is living with a big heart within her big purpose in life. You can feel the love she has for what she is doing just by being in the same room with her. That goes for the rest of my team. I came from a hospital environment that although I worked with wonderful people there as well, the environment was extremely toxic purely from the stress overload the nurses experience everyday on the floor.
Where I'm going with all of this is, I set an intention within my spiritual practice. To get rid of what and who no longer serves me and my greater purpose and to intentionally surround myself with big love. In other words, people living with a big heart. After all, that is what I do in all of my relationships along the way. Except now, I expect it in return. Otherwise, it's not really a relationship worth having now is it? When we support one another, we realize each others pure potential.
Spirit Launcher started with this premise. Of having a place to go where people can be and get inspired to live their best life now. If we aren't surrounding ourselves with people who help us do this very thing, then what exactly are we doing? What signs are we sending out to the Universe, which is always present and always there for our greater good? We cannot say that we want something and then not be willing to do the work.
I've been praying a lot lately about having help in deepening my spiritual practice. That prayer has been answered as I am preparing for my yoga teacher training. I have heard many amazing things about my instructor and will finally get the opportunity to talk directly with her today for the first time. I am on a path of constantly wanting to be challenged within my own expansion. I want to see how far it is that I really can go. I'm still searching for many answers, although so many have already been answered. I cannot wait to see how this course strengthens my faith in myself, in love and in heart. Only the Universe knows how my life will unfold next. I am a faithful student in every step of the path it lays out for me. The Universe has stuck with me through every short cut, wrong turn, and all of my back tracking. It is now my commitment to stick with the Universe and be open to its ever present guidance.
How do you lead life with a big heart? Share with us, we would love to hear from you!
As always with love,
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