One of the side-effects of the mantra, “I am Love and to Love I shall return,” is that life becomes fun again. Rather than everything being seen as a challenge to overcome, tasks and appointments can be seen as fun, as an opportunity to see how Love is going to manifest itself in this.
One of the biggest issues in my life is my health. With a minor spinal cord injury that produces constant pain and a genetic disposition to weigh 600 lbs, weight has always been a struggle for me. I work out in spurts, losing 8 pounds in two weeks, and then crap out and gain 9 lbs back. I’ve always viewed exercise as a horrendous challenge, like a dragon I need to slay barehanded – no fun, just hard work.
But what I’ve noticed this week is that with the mantra, “I am Love and to Love I shall return,” the whole idea of exercise has changed. Rather than “working out,” I’m now “allowing Love to flow.” I don’t know how this will play out in the long run, but for the short term, when I go to the gym I’m actually having fun. And believe me, at my current weight, I need to have a lot more fun at the gym so that I can reach my goal weight.
I am Love and to Love I shall return.