Today I would like to talk to you about a mind-shifting moment that I had the other day when I was reading the following quote.
Everything We Do Stems From Either Love Or Fear
You might not be aware of it, but all your thoughts, actions and feelings stem from either LOVE or FEAR. From the outside, your actions might look the exact same, but the way how you feel about something changes completely if an action is a pleasure for you or creates pain.
Let’s make this clearer with an easy example: At the moment home workouts are completely in trend and you are one of the people doing them. So from the outside, the people around you like your family or partner can see, that you are doing exercise, but only you know how you feel inside. You might think that it doesn’t make a difference what your feelings are while you exercise, as you do it anyway, but your motives and intentions matter more than you think.
A Place Of Love
If you look at this action from a place of love, your intentions of doing exercise are positive ones. You might choose to do it because you want to keep your body healthy and make it even stronger. When this is the case, you enjoy the exercise, because you know that it’s something that you do for yourself and your own benefit.
A Place Of Fear
But here’s the thing, when you look at the same action of doing exercise and you only do it out of fear, it might harm you more than it brings you benefits. If you are only doing it, because you are afraid to gain weight or you feel like you have to do it, to be socially acceptable just because everyone else is doing home workouts at the moment, every workout will feel like a punishment to your own body.FEAR is the root of all your issues, only LOVE brings you #HAPPINESS #mindshifter Klick um zu Tweeten
I think we have all heard often enough in the last few years, that we should be more kind to ourselves. So the next time, when you can feel that you actually don’t enjoy something you are doing, ask yourself if you are doing the actions out of a place of fear. If that’s the case, don’t feed your inner critic, who only tries to bully you and try to look at the same thing out of a perspective of love.
You might think now: „Okay, but I don’t like to for example clean my apartment and I have to do it anyway, cause no one else is doing it for me.“ Yes, that might be true. But if you change the angle of how you look at it, you can find a more positive perspective. When you look at the action of cleaning out of a place of love, you can see it like this: You do it for your own pleasure and benefits because you deserve to live in a clean and beautiful place. Having the ability and equipment to clean is a good thing. It doesn’t have to be an unwelcome task. You do it for yourself to make your own surrounding a positive area.
Change How You Feel About It
If you look at your daily habits and tasks from a perspective of love for yourself, you will feel way better doing them. Do things for yourself and not because you think other people expect them from you. Learn how to understand your inner critic and acknowledge the fear, but choose empathy for yourself instead. You can switch your feelings around by understanding, where they come from. And always keep in mind:
Fear Is The Root Of All Your Issues, Only Love Brings You Happiness