Sometime a number of years ago I upped my gratitude game and to this day the last two words I speak at the end of the day and the first two words I speak at the beginning of the day are “Thank you!”
So how does this relate to loving everything?
Well, it doesn’t in an absolute sense as there can be plenty to be thankful for that you can absolutely hate (think exercise!) but ultimately most things we’re grateful for we also generally love.
As I mentioned previously, our feelings about most things in life tend to fall into either the love or fear categories, so spending time looking at both and getting to the root of our fear so that we can love everything *should* more easily help to grow gratitude in us naturally.
What I’m going to invite you to contemplate now is how do you define love? What teachings, experiences, relationships and so on have informed your understanding of love? Take as long as you can to consider and write your thoughts on these questions and then read what you’ve written. Is there anything missing? Does anything seem ill-informed or perhaps outdated? How does what you’ve written reflect any earlier definitions you may have had about love that may be different now?
I’ve asked you to do this process so that you may begin to more seriously consider not only what love means to you, but what love feels like for you and how applying love to everything can deepen your appreciation for that which you may otherwise have neutral or even negative feelings about. This is a big one, I know, but hang in there with me.