sayings and reflections

Introduction

Love, Life, and Beyond

What does it really mean to love, to really live life and even understand beyond the realm of our physical existence?  Over the years of profound processes undertaken to achieve a very deep introspection, coupled with experience, I’ve had a considerable amount of time to ponder about what love, life and beyond actually means. Each of these concepts may play out differently for each person, however, they cannot be separate from one another. My sayings are a way of offering you some food for thought in a concise manner, hopefully helping you to reflect on how these concepts may play out and assist you in the realities of your day to day life. From a more profound perspective, my hope is that my sayings will also inspire deep reflections, stimulate deep thoughts about love, your life and beyond your physical life. Each perspective offers a particular focus, and when I think about the concepts of love, life and beyond, my thoughts focus on deepening the qualities that each of us can bring to the table of our own lives and how these qualities can color and shape every experience.  

Love

As we all know, love is feeling and seeing what we have to give and what we can share deeply within ourselves and with others.  I feel that when I’m unable to share love, for whatever reason, I feel like something inside of me withers and dies.  It makes my life feel less than wonderful, and less meaningful because I believe that love is my worth. The love I give daily to others, unconditionally, will hopefully have touched them, continuing to thrive in their hearts as a living “legacy” from me!

Life

When I think about life, I see all that it encompasses through the eyes of love – whatever kind, in whatever way. I Soul-Dive™ straight into what it takes to actually deepen the quality of life that we all seek, whilst we are living, not waiting until the end of our lives to show and live by honor, dignity and regard. The bottom line is to avoid regretting having lived a life, a life that was not lived for whatever myriad of reasons.

Beyond

We may well understand the beyond as the end of life transitioning to another, taking into consideration the perspective of the unknown, the unconventional, and the unfamiliar side of life.  It has been my experience that people, in general, are afraid of even talking about what we call death. The notion of ​beyond conjures up an array of emotions, thoughts and beliefs and affects each of us differently.  

Sometimes we may feel bereft of adequate words to express what we feel, especially when we see someone going through very trying circumstances – health or otherwise. It’s important to remember that when you come from the heart and bring love into everything you say and do, the right things that you speak will go directly to the other person’s heart. Hopefully, my sayings will prove useful to you in some of those life’s trying circumstances and may assist you to hold space for yourself and others in ways you may have not thought possible. 

It may not be easy, but we cannot let the concept of death paralyze us in the living of our lives.  Fears have a knack of self-propagating, and thus surreptitiously risk permeating other areas in our life, and unconsciously hold us back from going for what we truly desire.  For example, setting an intention to love up a person who is dying in a way that is beautiful, allows for a sacred experience to take place. It really does help tremendously to have a sense of closure where a natural healing is experienced. In absence of this, fears will monopolize everything else we feel and go through, rather than accepting the concept that an intentional sacred and beautiful experience can occur. 

Life is precious and can be gone within one breath. Living with a focus on being kind, bringing kindness in all you do and say daily are ways to enhance the quality of your daily life.  

Love, Life and Beyond Reflections and Sayings

Here are my Love, Life and Beyond reflections and sayings – may they serve useful to you in the kindest way.

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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • ACHIEVING an understanding that we, as human beings, are living heirlooms, accomplished through the memories, stories and life experiences we create together, passing them on to future generations.
  • BRINGING a sense of honor, dignity and regard to every experience in life and in death, leading to a sense of ease and grace.
  • ALLOWING yourself to receive the yummy-delicious experience of loving another and BEing loved up.
  • KNOWING you have the capacity of sustaining love and joy on a consistent basis all the way through your life.  It just takes practice.
  • CREATING a beautiful and sacred dying experience, allowing for a natural sense of closure and healing to occur, letting the last days together to be the best last days possible. 
  • TAKING RESPONSIBILITY for your own life experiences with tender loving care and kindness, thus enhancing the quality of your life and relationship with others.
  • SETTING HEALTHY BOUNDARIES in caring for yourself and others, enabling you to nourish yourself, to feel replenished, so you have more to give.
  • CONSCIOUSLY BRINGING love into every experience, it’s the greatest healer and equalizer in living and in dying.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • EXPLORING a kindhearted approach to living life, allowing you to go beyond your limitations of beliefs with a never-ending sense of possibilities.
  • INTENTIONALLY preparing yourself for what's to come, bringing a sense of calm on the journey of life and death.
  • SEEING and living life through the lens of death and dying, as a way of wrestling with the wonder and mystery of the unseen realms, bringing life back to the present.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • BEING WILLING to take a deep dive into the very heart of what gives your soul a sense of peace, allowing your spirit to take you by the hand, and hold you with a sense of grace.
  • GIVING YOURSELF the time to explore what you really believe about life and death... feeding the soul and easing the soul through the bumpy ride of being human.
  • GUIDED ACCEPTANCE that we may be spiritual beings having a human experience, navigating our life with love and care leading the way.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • MAKING PEACE with your life, your loved ones, and all the people you have touched, allowing you to feel the value of your life, knowing you made a difference by living.
  • PROCESSING and alleviating fears around death and dying, with the soothing elixirs of kindness and love.
  • INSPIRING the courage in you to address and make peace with death, the deepest enigma that we can possibly grapple with as human beings.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • TREATING life as a mental, physical and spiritual adventure, becoming the lighthouse in the rough seas of our emotions when someone we love is dying or who has died.
  • KNOWING that living life to the fullest is just fine and okay… all the way to the very end with no regrets!
  • EXPLORING your soul’s journey through life's adventures, discovering what it means to leave a legacy, one that can always be remembered!
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • TAKING baby steps TOWARDS what you want for yourself, and sometimes believing that a courageous drastic step might just do it.
  • BELIEVING that you deserve to live a wonderful, happy and joyous life.
  • BEING grateful for every single experience you have, allowing a deeper understanding from the lessons learned.
  • DETERMINING what kind of human being you want to be, then doing ad BEing whatever it takes to become that person.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • CREATING and finding ways to enjoy a wealth of experiences now, thus creating a legacy of loving memories for you and your loved ones.
  • CELEBRATING the fulfillment of the soul through the human experience.
  • REMEMBERING the gift of humor in being human, allowing a lighthearted perspective to soften our experiences of living and dying.
  • APPRECIATING and making the most out of the time you have in the body you inhabit.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • MAKING PEACE with your life and your death as part of the whole equation.
  • LOOKING at life through the heart of the soul's journey, loving people up along the way... until the very end…and beyond.
  • REVERING the dynamic of the human/spiritual relationship with the highest respect, embracing it all to the very end of our physical existence.
  • LIVING your life in a way that makes your heart sing, living in the land of infinite possibilities.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • LEARNING how to navigate the bumpy rides of living and dying with a sense of ease and grace.
  • LETTING your loved ones know that you love them before they die, the greatest gift you can give to another.
  • BEING willing and open to be vulnerable, letting yourself speak from the heart and hold space for others to do the same.
  • REALIZING that being part of the human experience is a gift. None of us are getting out of here alive, and one day, each one of us will die, and that is the nature of being alive.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • CREATING each moment with an awareness that time is precious, enjoying wherever your feet are planted, right here and now.
  • REMEMBERING that we’ve been bestowed with the gift of a sense of humor, just needing to allow its sweetness to tenderize the experiences of life and death.
  • FALLING in LOVE with your imagination, sparking the fire of your passion, and living in that magical land of infinite possibilities.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • IMAGINING life to be all that it can be and living your dreams... until the end.
  • KNOWING it's never too late to go for your dreams.
  • UNDERSTANDING that being happy is a process that happens by being conscious of the things that make you struggle.
  • FOCUSING on the quality of life you want, and then consciously making your best choices.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • SOUL DIVING™ into your heart’s core, becoming conscious of life and death, and making the most out of the life you have now.
  • RELYING on your sense of well-being as a trusted friend.
  • TAKING yourself on a healing journey, exploring the human/spiritual dynamic of life & death, living & dying.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • KNOWING that being conscious of living is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and BEing present is the greatest gift you can give to another.
  • DEEPENING the quality of your life by being willing to live an inside/out perspective, producing a deepened awareness and an increased joy factor.
  • KNOWING that life is an unfolding, ever-evolving journey for your soul.
  • KNOWING that it's never the issue that's the issue, it's HOW WE HANDLE the ISSUE that's the issue.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • KNOWING that you make a difference for being who you are, that there is not one other human being in the whole universe like you.
  • ENRICHING, enhancing and expanding your human experience of living... all the way to the end.
  • ACCEPTING that life is to be lived to the fullest, as much as possible.
  • KNOWING that we never know what someone else's journey or soul’s purpose is, and it is not for us to judge anyone else’s journey.
  • REMEMBERING you are a gift to this world of ours.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • KNOWING that life and death are two sides of the same coin, differentiated by an inhale and an exhale.
  • NEVER letting humor die because taking our selves too seriously robs all the joy and lightheartedness out of the soul's journey.
  • KNOWING that life is a healing journey, and when we focus on what we learn from our experiences and ask where the healing is... we will always find something that can provide each with a new level of growth.
  • KNOWING that the law of thermodynamics and alchemy is always heating something up in order to change.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • KNOWING that life is full of infinite possibilities, never what you think it is, where anything can happen.
  • KNOWING we can't change anything inside of us with the same mindset that set the limitation.  We must break free from our limited beliefs that don’t serve us anymore and try on something new.
  • LIVING in a way that treats others with respect, means we get to embrace that same respect within.
  • KNOWING that when we truly engage with life, there is a wonderful exchange of energy that is life-giving.
  • REMEMBERING to be a good steward of your soul, so you can hold the space for someone else's experience without judgment.
  • SURROUNDING yourself with people who support your dreams and not shatter them with harsh judgments, criticisms or limitations.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • KNOWING that you have the power to turn a tragic, devastating dying experience into a healing one.
  • KNOWING that life is like a huge shopping experience, where we try on experiences to see how they feel/fit.  When we outgrow an article of clothing, we get something else that fits.  It's the same with life experiences.
  • WRITING an ethical will, links us to our families and cultural history, clarifying our ethical and spiritual values, so we are able to communicate a legacy to future generations.
  • DISCOVERING you have the ability to be present with someone who is dying in a way that is healing for both of you.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • LEARNING that being a wonderful caregiver also means taking care of yourself in the process.
  • REMINDING yourself that you have value to share with others, that by bringing kindness and care into your experiences, you are deepening the quality and meaning of life.
  • CULTIVATING your relationships with love and care, continuing to grow, enables those who are living and dying to know they are loved and blessed.
  • HAVING COMPASSION for those who have taken their own lives, understanding that they just couldn't see the light on this side of life.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • APPRECIATING each other in the greatest of ways, building each other up, not tearing each other down.
  • BELIEVING in yourself, knowing that you are worthy of creating the life you would love living.
  • REMEMBERING that only you can live your soul's journey with the highest regard.
  • REMEMBERING to look in the mirror, celebrate your life and accept all of you.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • BEING CURIOUS about life and death with a sense of wonder and awe.
  • ALLOWING a sense of peace and calm to comfort you when you need reassurance.
  • KNOWING deep healing is taking place, even if it doesn't feel like it.
  • ALLOWING yourself to rest in the arms of grace, as you journey into the formless form.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • REMEMBERING that when all is said and done, you have lived the fullest life possible, feeling that sense of well-being and joy.
  • REMEMBERING that you have this one life to live as your unique self, making the most of it!
  • LOVING to learn, allowing life’s lessons to take you on an inner journey through different perspectives you may have not considered before.
  • MAKING friends for life, increasing your circle of confidantes that you totally trust and love, where you can be yourself.
  • BEING GRATEFUL for your ABILITY to GROW and LEARN through all of your experiences.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • REMEMBERING you are a beautiful light being filled with love.
  • BEING grateful for all the yummy delicious relationships you've shared in your life.
  • PASSING on your legacy of values to those whom you leave behind.
  • RECOGNIZING how much you are your life and still wonder about the beyond anyway.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • ALLOWING the gift of surrender to the unknown bring you a sense of peace.
  • KNOWING that you have lived to be the best you, you could ever be.
  • KNOWING in a hundred other galaxies or a million other stars, there will never ever be another you.
  • KNOWING you are worthy to share with others with your stories, insights and gifts.
  • BELIEVING that something wonderful is happening right here, right now.
  • LIVING life fully and fearlessly to your very last breath.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • KNOWING that you leave your sparkle behind everything you do.
  • KNOWING that the seeds from your heart have been planted into the hearts of generations to come.
  • KNOWING it’s never too late to forgive.
  • REMEMBERING how much you are loved and appreciated.
  • HAVING the courage to dive deep into your soul to find your own sense of purpose and inner peace.
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Love, Life and Beyond is …

  • KNOWING your life has meaning and inspires others.
  • COMPROMISING situations, but never your values for others.
  • BEING self-ish, taking care of yourself and how YOU want to live your life, not living according to other people’s ideas of how you “should” live your life.
  • KNOWING you helped change the world for the better, just because you lived.
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Conclusion

As you can see, there is a multitude of ways to think about and express thoughts about love, life and beyond.  BEing human, we are made up of a variety of colorful experiences.  As we embrace every single one of our experiences with a sense of grace, we can see the impact that experience has on our own selves, as well as that of others.  It’s what we do with the experience that matters. It’s how we receive and interpret that experience that makes the difference.  Are we bringing love, kindness, compassion to the table or are we bringing fear, anger and resentment?  Are we living our life to the fullest or are we living according to the way someone else sees our lives?  Are we able to hold the space with honor, dignity, and regard for those whom we love who are in trying circumstances or even dying, or, are we so fearful that we miss the opportunity of making such profound human experiences beautiful and sacred?  It’s up to you how you choose to navigate your human experience.  I hope these sayings have inspired you, and that some of these may even lift your spirit when most needed.

It’s your life.  Enjoy the journey.  And remember to bring love into everything you do.