If you were to describe your childhood would you say you grew up in a desert of love or a rainforest of love? Was love a rare commodity in your household or was it always all around you? Chances are, if you grew up in a desert, or even a partial desert, that’s probably what you’re used to and most comfortable with today. Most likely, you choose to spend your life with people who don’t quite know how to love with their whole heart. If you grew up in an environment where love was plentiful, however, that’s also what you probably anticipate. Most likely you feel most at home with people who radiate love. I believe we all deserve to live in a rainforest. The question then is this… how can we learn to live in a rainforest, if we started out life in a desert, or a partial desert? Here are some possibilities. Acknowledge that you didn’t get as much love as you would have liked growing up. Decide you want more (even a whole lot more)!!! Give yourself permission to surround yourself with people who really love and care about you. See and feel that love, even before it arrives. Put maximum effort into loving and caring for your own self and be generous with the love you give to others. Most importantly, develop a rock solid belief that loads of love is not only what you want, but what you truly deserve. If you think you’re worthy of a whole lot of love, you’ll never settle for anything but a whole lot of love.
- Don’t let the amount of love received in your childhood limit how much love you expect today. Believe you deserve to live in a world of love and do your best to create that world each day.