“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” – Wayne Dyer
The most important key to a GREAT life, in my opinion, is the ability to choose the world we want to live in. Do I want to live in a hostel world, or do I choose to live in a loving world?
I believe the choice is simple but not easy. I choose to live in a loving world but I struggle in practice. In practice living in a loving world means offering and receiving love. I fear loving, I fear being loved, I fear loosing love. I fear connection to what I believe can be lost or taken away. Perhaps having the experience of living in a hostile world for most of my life, I’ve become use to it. A hostile world is predictable. One thing you can count on is loss, disappointment, and pain. So in a hostile world you disconnect. You never want or love anything or anyone so much that you never experience loss. A loving world is unpredictable and therefore can be very scary. Still I choose to live my life today in a loving world.
How do I make the choice to live in a loving world? Daily I commit my life to it. I struggle and I accept that while I choose a loving world, fear draws me toward the predictability of isolation, disconnection, and loneliness. Today, I commit myself to love, connection, and fellowship even when my every instinct is to protect myself from the fear of loss. I am open to love and accept and offer love knowing that it is not always retuned or appreciated and sometimes it is taken away.
The GREAT life is lived in a loving world. This is not an option. If I want to live the GREAT life then I must be committed to living in a loving world. The GREAT life is not easy. Living in a loving world it not easy. I risk, I feel rejection, loss, disappointment and at the end of the day I am thankful! I feel blessed and look forward to another day choosing the world I live in.