I have a bumper sticker in my shower that reads: Being deeply loved gives you strength. Loving someone deeply gives you courage. — Lao Tzu
Anais Nin wrote: Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
I teach Logic and Philosophy. I look for both bold and hidden connections within words, sentiments, and images. When I read these two messages, I see a clear pattern. If loving someone gives you courage . . . and life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage . . . and I want my life to expand (not shrink) . . . then I want to love more. And then some more. And even some more. My life expands in proportion to being courageous and loving more.
I recognize that this is not the wisdom of the ages I am launching here. This connection of courage and love and expansion has been written about, sung about, painted about, danced about, and spoken about since the beginning of time. What does feel significant about this are those moments in the day when I feel this connection and I take action as a result of this awareness. It feels so great to just say it: I love you. So much.
One more great quote: “Whatever you do, don’t let another moment pass without telling the people who are important to you that they are loved. You never know when it will be the last thing they hear.” — Hayley Hobson
Very incentivize-ing. Today, like every single day I have left on the planet, is the time for me to say it: You are loved. I love you.