Loving it ALL.

MarnixAmsterdam©
2 min readOct 18, 2022

Can you?

Can you love this moment, this pain, this emotion, this feeling?

Can you be present enough to love ALL of it?

Can you realize that you created this to fully love it and face it and be with it and not reject it?

There is no lesson to learn, just the invitation to love every single thing, every second, every element, every shiver of fear, every flame of rage.

Everything that happens in life is you, and as long as you run away from it or hide from it, it will come back, because you’re trying to run away or hide from yourself.

The scariest, most frustrating, and most threatening things, are nothing but the growing pile of denied shit that simply wants your attention and love.

But as long as it’s an idea, an image, a thought, a projection or a prediction, you’ll not be able to handle it and deal with it forever.

Why?

Because it’s not real and you can’t work with or change or really accept an image.

You can’t fight or accept or kill what’s not real.

The fantasy, the imagined thing, is actually way more terrible and crushing and out of control than the feeling you are trying to get away from itself.

And something that doesn’t really exist, is impossible to manipulate!

If it’s really there, if it’s true, if it’s a feeling that you can be totally aware of and stay with and breathe through, no matter how BIG it is, you can deal with it it.

You can now feel the sensation and be with it and hold it and face it and bring ALL your awareness to it and realize that it was never the feeling itself that was going to hurt you, but the image of it, the expectations, the ungraspable, threatening thought, and your habitual resistance to it.

Pain and confusion and fear are really opportunities to see what you’re made of.

It’s true.

Be with it, breathe through it, and love it, love it.

If you love everything, if you love life in its entirety, you love YOU completely.

Freedom is LOVING IT ALL!!

(Photo by @andretaissin, for Unsplash)

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MarnixAmsterdam©

Marnix Pauwels. Author. Transformative Coach. Slowly getting to the place he never left. Exploring awe. How about simplicity?