Our most fundamental desire as humans is to LIVE LIVES WE LOVE. How can we know? Ask yourself, DO YOU WANT TO LIVE A LIFE YOU LOVE? Or asked differently – at the end of your life, do you want to be able to look back and say I lived a life I loved? Of course!
The question is WHY? Why is loving our life so important?
Love has forever been touted as our greatest emotion. It’s received such accolades not only because of how it makes us feel, but because of how it makes us act. In feeling the greatest emotion we can have, we’re able to act in the greatest ways we can. In other words, love brings out the best of us.
Lives we love help to bring out the best of us, allowing us to fulfil our potential in all areas of life (careers, relationships, health, finances etc).
We know that having a sense of “purpose in life” is essential to life, as it gives us a meaningful reason(s) to live. Our purpose, for example, may be to make a difference in the world, to be a loving parent, to form loving relationships, to achieve optimal health or financial independence etc.
Because LOVE helps us feel connected, we’re better able to connect and sense what we feel our purpose is, and because love brings out the best of us, it then gives us the greatest chance to go and fulfil that purpose.
Finding and fulfilling your purpose helps to make life meaningful, inspiring and fulfilling – it makes it worth living – and loving your life is what allows that to happen.
Health is achieved when the mind and body are in a state of BALANCE (homeostasis). For example, we lose health when our blood pressure stays too high, or too low, but find it when it’s balanced somewhere in the middle.
As love is our most balanced emotion, it helps to create a balanced mind and body, helping us to achieve the mental and physical health we need to LIVE our lives (SURVIVE) so we can make them ones we LOVE (THRIVE).
We all need to feel a level of love for ourselves. The importance of loving yourself is that it allows you to feel worthy of living a life you love in the first place!
Fortunately, a product of loving your life, is that it enhances your love for yourself!
Think of a time you made yourself do something you didn’t love (e.g. stay in a certain relationship or job). How did it make you feel about yourself? Better or worse? How about when you’ve let yourself do something you love – did your self-worth go up or down?
Self-worth/love is a natural response to providing yourself with what you love.
In allowing yourself to live a life you love, you can’t help but love yourself for it, and with self-love in place, you feel worthy of living that life, for life.
Loving relationships are essential in life. We all appreciate the importance our relationships play in our lives, none more so than our loving ones.
If lives we love help us to feel love for ourselves, it has to help us feel love for others too.
Think of a time when you were doing something you loved – did you feel a desire to hurt and condemn others, or a desire to celebrate and help them? IN FEELING LOVE, WE FEEL INSPIRED TO SHARE IT.
As love brings out the best of us, we get to share the best of us with others – in living lives we love, we get to help others love theirs too.
Therefore, a life we love gives us the greatest platform to form and sustain the loving relationships we need, taking the quality of our lives to new heights.
We all experience barriers in life – things that challenge and hold us back (fear, anger, sadness, guilt, shame, grief etc).
Lives we love allow us to sense love every day. As LOVE IS OUR GREATEST EMOTION, these lives give us the greatest chance to overcome these barriers; to overcome the things that hold us back, so that we’re free to keep moving forward, into lives we love more and more.
Living a life you love is important because it gives you the essentials to making life worth living. It brings out the best of you, allowing you to fulfil your potential. It helps you to find and fulfil your purpose in life, to achieve and sustain optimum health, to form loving relationships with yourself and others, and to identify and overcome any barrier that gets in your way.
In living this life, you get to say “I’m living a life I love, doing what I love, as someone I love, surrounded by people I love, in a world I love” – FOR LIFE!
This is the life you, your friends and family, and everyone throughout history has been in search of…..it’s the life we all deserve to live. Now go and live it….
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Ben Scott is an International Speaker and Life Coach helping people around the world to LIVE LIVES THEY LOVE. Learn more about Ben HERE.