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  • Writer's pictureJosie Coco

Everyone just wants love reflected back to them

Day 249/366 days Towards Self-Mastery.

This morning as I awoke to my kitty climbing up on my shoulder to alert me to breakfast time, an inspiration whispered in my ear...

Everyone just wants love reflected back to them.

Everyone just wants love reflected back to them. There it is. Pure and simple?

Not criticism, not judgement, not correction, not demands, not commands, not educating, not instructing, not sarcasm, not patronising, ... love.

Everyone just wants love reflected back to them.

Can you do that?

As you spend your days at work can you simply reflect love back to the people you serve?

Marianne Williamson wrote in her book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course In Miracles, "No matter what form our job or activity takes,... we are here to minister to human hearts."

In my lifetime I've discovered that the easiest way to do that is to first ensure that you are doing what you love to do. Work from your heart will always serve others, heart to heart.

Sarah suggests that in the meantime, value the work you do as an opportunity to pave the way towards the work you love, and use it to reach into the hearts of others as you greet them throughout your day.

Everyone just wants love reflected back to them.


Simple Abundance

366 days Towards Self-Mastery

When I considered my New Year's intentions for 2020 I had just one: To allow my heart to love what it loved...and let it lead me. (If not now, then when?)

I've spent months working on integrating my life. To live life more fully with my home life, my interests, my work, my responsibilities, all coming together, all connected. I want to give each the attention that they desire and need, and still have time and energy for the others. That means living and working from the heart.

As I was clearing out my bookshelf over the Christmas break I discovered Simple Abundance. I set it aside to explore it on New Year's Day as I lazed through another delicious day of nothingness. Sarah, the author, says this book is about living in grace. Living in grace I realised, is about Self-Mastery.

My thirst for understanding the human condition has driven me all my life, and hand-in-hand with self-mastery it has been a life-long goal. And seeing as I love to write, that living in grace is about self-mastery, and I love a bit of a challenge, then if I am truly going to let my heart lead, I really don't have any other choice. So scary as it feels, I'm starting out on a daily mission of leaning into the suggestions of this daybook and making a daily post to keep me accountable. If not now, then when?

I'm Josie. You can find out a little more about me here.

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy: by Sarah Ban Breathnach.

This book is written for the Australian and NZ market because it refers to seasonal changes. It's available on Amazon here if you'd like to follow along.


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