I want to tell you about a man I am very privileged to have known. His name is Sam Christensen and he was a mentor, a teacher and friend, a casting director, a lover of words and believer in the power of artists, authenticity and storytelling. He was also a mighty, beloved raconteur. (if you don’t know what that means, please take a moment to look it up – it’s what Sam would have wanted you to do and it’s worth it.)
There are a lot of people spending a lot of time wishing that their past had been different, because they could have been happy now. There are a lot of people spending a lot of time hoping that their future will be different because they will be happy then. But when you spend your thought energy on the extreme edges, either dwelling on the past or dreaming of the future, you miss the part of your life that is the only part that matters, the part you’re living right in that moment – the part in the middle.
One of the lessons that Sam taught all of us who were fortunate enough to have known him is that life is lived, and happiness is found, in the middle. That’s the part that deserves our attention. It’s where we laugh and cry and connect with other people. It’s the only part where we can truly be happy, because it’s the only part where we truly be.
Do you wish you were in a loving relationship? Rather than thinking you have to wait to be married to start your happiness look at all the relationships that you are in now. Look at your friends and your family, your art, your creativity, yes, even your business or career. You are in relationship with all these people and things, and there is a lot of love there.
Am I suggesting that any of these is a replacement for a romantic partner? No.
What I am saying is if you can’t feel, acknowledge and receive the love you already have you won’t be able to recognize the love you think you want.
Love only ever looks, feels and acts like love. And it finds us in the middle.
I know you can do it! I also know you will feel so much better on the other side! And if you need help, I’m only a click away.
Do you desire more love in your life? You can have more love!
Do you want to have more fun dating? You can have more fun!
Don’t know where to start or how to get to the next rung of the relationship ladder? I would love to help! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule a free, 20 minute phone call so that you can tell me what you believe is holding you back and I can offer you at least one, specific, action you can take that will change your results.
What if today is the day you take an action that propels you forward into the rest of your happy, loving, romantic life!
Right now, take a moment and affirm for yourself:
I am living my life and creating my love smack dab in the middle!