I recently read an incredible book. It is called The Alchemist.

For a year or so now I have been on this journey of self improvement and spiritual discovery. What direction am I going? How can I make all things I want in life into creation? How can I make my time on this physical earth the greatest experience I possibly can have?  The Alchemist finally gave me the epiphany.

Do all things in Love.

I have found that switching my way of thinking is drastically changing my world. Instead of stressing about making my couples happy, I remembered how much I loved them and wanted to create beauty for them. My photographs became more beautiful than ever. Work outs became something I did because I loved my body enough to give it that gift. Conflicts with loved ones started to decline because every response to them was crafted in love, not fear. I used to scroll through social media for hours in fear of my life adding up to the countless lives competing with mine. Putting down the phone and remembering that I love to paint and read changed my evenings from going to bed in fear, to going to be full of loving experiences to calm the soul.

The more I was operating in love, the more things I loved would come into my life. Today I took my beautiful friend who needed some love in her life to some of my favorite places in the bay area. I brought my camera and I documented a day that I will always love.

I even showed her how to take a few photos. Because… I also needed my epic hero shot.

“This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

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