The other day, I read a post by James Bauer on his Be Irresistible website. The title of the post is Let Me Love You, and it talks about how you can improve any date by simply thinking the words “let me love you” in your mind.
James says that thinking those words will, “cause your eyes to become softer and warmer. It will cause your presence to deepen. It will draw your focus onto him in a way that is enchanting and nonthreatening. He will sense it, and it will make a significant impact on his experience of interacting with you.”
As I read this, I realized that the same thing can be said of any interaction, romantic or otherwise.
There is a phrase in a prayer to Saint Joseph about work that goes like this:
When it is pleasant and productive, remind me to give thanks to God for it. And when it is burdensome, teach me to offer it to God…
We all have times in our business or work where we just want to scream, “Stop the madness!” We want to crawl under a rock or run away to some lovely tropical island where the only concern we have is what color umbrella should we put in our drink.
It is in those times — when your clients are driving you batty, when vendors are screwing up your order, when staff are missing their deadlines — that we need to stop, breathe and think, “Let me love you.”
When you come from a place of love, it is easier to realize that what Richard Carlson keeps saying is true: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff.
When we look at our work, regardless of whether it is “pleasant and productive” or “burdensome,” as an opportunity to be, do and experience love in any of its many forms, we transform our lives and raise our vibrations.
Yes, I will admit that it is easier to write and say these words than to actually do them. But I’ve been making an effort and I’m seeing positive results because of that effort.
Now It’s Your Turn:
Have you been able to diffuse an exchange by changing your perspective? If so, share your experience below. What are your thoughts on coming from a loving space regardless the circumstance? Do you have anything to add to the ideas explored in this post? Please share your sage wisdom in a comment below.