Lead With Love
by DeeAnne Riendeau
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about love.
Love is what makes the world go around! When we always lead with love then we make better decisions and our ripple effect is much more inspiring and empowering.
How can we lead with love?
Tip #1 – Send love ahead
When we send love ahead to situations and people we create a much higher vibration and therefore provide the most optimal conditions in which to deal with the situation or person. Do you notice yourself worrying about a future event? Send love ahead to it. You will find that not only do you worry less but you will be creating the best energy possible for when it does arrive.
Tip #2 – Stop and see the situations and people from another perspective.
We live in a world where judgment is rampant. We always have to remember that there is deeper truth to everything we read and see. If we can remove judgement then we come to a place of acceptance. Acceptance is a great way to lead with love.I came across this story and it seemed fitting to share.
There was an old man in a village, very poor, but even kings were jealous of him because he had a beautiful white horse. Kings offered fabulous prices for the horse, but the man would say, “This horse is not a horse to me, he is a person. And how can you sell a person, a friend?” The man was poor, but he never sold the horse.
One morning, he found that the horse was not in the stable. The whole village gathered and they said, “You foolish old man! We knew that someday the horse would be stolen. It would have been better to sell it. What a misfortune!”
The old man said, “Don’t go so far as to say that. Simply say that the horse is not in the stable. This is the fact: everything else is a judgment. Whether it is a misfortune or a blessing I don’t know, because this is just a fragment. Who knows what is going to follow it?”
People laughed at the old man. They had always known that he was a little crazy. But after fifteen days, suddenly one night the horse returned. He had not been stolen; he had escaped into the world. And not only that, he brought a dozen wild horses with him.
Again the people gathered and they said, “Old man, you were right. This was not a misfortune, it has indeed proved to be a blessing.”
The old man said, “Again you are going too far. Just say that the horse is back, who knows whether it is a blessing or not? It is only a fragment. You read a single word in a sentence – how can you judge the whole book?”
This time the people could not say much, but inside they knew that he was wrong. Twelve beautiful horses had come.
The old man had an only son who started to train the wild horses. Just a week later he fell from a horse and his legs were broken. The people gathered again and again they judged. They said, “Again you proved right! It was misfortune. Your only son has lost the use of his legs, and in your old age he was your only support. Now you are poorer than ever.”
The old man said, “You are obsessed with judgment. Don’t go that far. Say only my son has broken his legs. Nobody knows whether this is a misfortune or a blessing. Life comes in fragments and more is never given to you.”
It happened that after a few weeks the country went to war and all the young men of the town were forcibly taken for military. Only the old man’s son was left, because he was crippled. The whole town was crying and weeping, because it was a losing fight and they knew most of the young people would never come back. They came to the old man and they said, “You were right, old man – this has proved a blessing. Maybe your son is crippled, but he is still with you. Our sons are gone forever.”
The old man said again, “You go on and on judging. Nobody knows! Only say this, that your sons have been forced to enter into the army and my son has not been forced. But only God, the total, knows whether it is a blessing or a misfortune.”
Judge yea not, otherwise you will never become one with the total. With fragments you will jump to conclusions. Once you judge you have stopped growing. Judgment means a stale state of mind. And mind always wants judgment, because to be in process is always hazardous and uncomfortable. In fact, the journey never ends. One path ends, another begins: one door closes, another opens. You reach a peak; a higher peak is always there. God is an endless journey. Only those who are so courageous that they don’t bother about the goal but are content with the journey, content just to live the moment and grow into it, only those are able to walk with the total.
— Author Unknown
Tip #3 – Accept that life happen for us not too us
When we come to the realization that everything in our lives whether good or bad happens for us and not to us then we begin to see the light of all things. We begin to see that even the bad experiences are meant to do us good. They are here to help us learn and grow. To be more whole. Once we accept this, we then move into a state of gratitude and gratitude is a great way to lead with love. Once we become grateful for all things we not only have more love in our lives but we radiate it!
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