Most of my life I’ve been guided by some version of the question, “What does Love want from me right now?” This question helps me focus on what’s most important in life — my relationships, my spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health, and my humanitarian service — rather than wading in less satisfying waters.
This morning I was in a fussy mood and I knew a hike somewhere green would uplift my spirits. So off we went to the Botanical Gardens, my little family, and hours later I’ve got a refreshed perspective on life and my body feels relaxed and content.
Being outdoors moving my body felt great physically, and it also gave me insight into one way I can support my daughter’s current developmental challenges: by giving her more opportunities to lead. After answering this powerful question, following its lead and getting outside a bit, I felt happier and more connected to my husband and our daughter.
And it all started with the question, "What does Love want from me right now?"
You know where this is going: What does Love want from YOU right now? Not tomorrow, not later on today or when you get a raise or have more time... right now. And remember, small steps can be big.
Jessica Rios, Founder of Leaning into Light, is a lifelong letter writer, a mother, freelance consultant and eternal fan of Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street. This deeply personal blog and our recorded talks and workshops are devoted to one of her great passions: illuminating the beauty of the human spirit.