Having an open heart feels like listening to a child’s infectious giggle, watching a puppy stumble through their first awkward steps, or soaking up the gorgeous colors of a sunset over the ocean.
In short: it’s the sweetest way to live.
But can you keep your heart open to everything life has to offer?
What about when your kid scrapes their knee?
When your spouse gets drunk?
When your dad rages about politics and the unfairness of the world?
It’s not a problem when you can’t keep your heart open. Because that’s information you can use to get even more intimate with yourself.
Are you open to letting love in?
Are you open to letting love in one person or one experience at a time?
Throughout the day, check in with yourself again, and again, and again:
“Is my heart fully open?”
If yes, awesome sauce.
If no, that’s wonderful too.
Can I see someone else’s pain and still keep my heart open?
Can I feel someone else’s judgment of me and know that it has nothing to do with me (even when it feels personal)?
(Don’t judge the answers, just gather the information like a scientist studying a new species.)
With this awareness, no matter how open your heart is (or isn’t) invite yourself to sink into your body. See if you can open your heart even more.
Have fun with today’s challenge. Living an open-hearted life feels amazing.
And it’s a choice.
You don’t have to be miserable and stay angry cuz your dad was a wounded f*ck and believed he needed to abandon and reject anyone close to him before they abandoned and rejected him. He’s innocent too.
Today’s challenge is ALL about intimacy with YOURSELF.
Psssst. I didn’t know opening my heart was a thing. I was clueless. Lean in and check it out. Be awkward about it like I was.
P.S. Opening up to letting more love in is EXACTLY what I help courageous individuals (just like you) do more of inside my community The Essentials. Because opening up to more love is the key to living the life you’re dreaming about and changing all your relationships for the better. If you want to see what’s got people saying, “I didn’t know my life could be this good,” get your booty inside The Essentials today.
You deserve to live a life you love. The Essentials will help get you there.