I’VE FREQUENTLY HEARD THE PHRASE – “You can’t live in love and fear at the same time” . . . and although I know this to be true, the phrase itself has always remained abstract for me.
Until last week – when someone said to me, “The cells in your body cannot grow and be in survival mode at the same time” — it suddenly clicked. Of course they can’t.
Survival mode or fear triggers the fight or flight response – it is constrictive, your muscles contract and your adrenalin pumps to your vital organs, and blood is diverted from its normal, natural flow. You want to run, escape . . . you tighten and tense up.
Love on the other hand, is expansive, receptive and fluid . . . Love is soft and pliable, flexible and supple . . . It opens you up . . . it gets you to say “yes”. . . it gets you to open your arms and heart wide.
Love bends . . . Love sways – and most of all . . . Love stays. It does not want to run away . . . It does not want to change things . . . It does not want to merely survive . . . It wants to thrive and flourish. It does not hold its breath and wait . . . It reaches out, it breathes, it exhales and embraces.
So . . . love touches . . . It does not recoil as fear does. And with that “healing touch,” it illuminates and dissolves the dark umbrella of fear . . . And “everything” – including the very cells in our body – grows and prospers in the light of that expansive “touch.”
Happy Friday y’all (I’m still enjoying “Southern Speak.”) I hope you Love this day, Love this week, Love this year . . . and Love your life.
Live Serendipitously . . . and EnjOy,
“The Serendipity Lady”
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