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The Love Bridge - Grasshopper

I saw this quote from the ancient, Persian, Poet Rumi over the weekend: Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

Those who are stuck or “down on their luck” have not recognized that you can’t compartmentalize love. And by “love,” I mean inclusion – a concept I learned from a wise man named Jerry Stocking.

 

Love includes everything. And until you build a bridge from your exceptions to inclusion, a different future will remain an illusion.

 

Accept everything that comes your way is bridge towards inclusion. You don’t have to like what has dropped in your lap, you just have to recognize the reality of it and accept that it happened. That means you include it as part of the inseparable whole. In short, you accept reality.

 

Including reality means accepting everything that happens. You really have no other real choice, except to delude yourself that something didn’t happen or believe it isn’t the way that it is. Spiritual writer Eckhart Tolle says it this way: “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” You may not have consciously chosen a particular reality, but not accepting it keeps you cemented in place by not including it.

 

By way of example, love and romance are different things. One is an unbreakable union, while the other is subject to the whimsy of exclusion.

 

Looking to bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be? Begin by accepting what every present moment brings: Reality.

 

You’ll love the results.

 

All the best,

John


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