I’ve just finished the “I Can Do It” conference here in Toronto and, before I go to bed, I wanted to share some of my notes with you from an extraordinary documentary that was shown at lunch today. The movie was called, Doors Opening, and it’s the story of the work Louise Hay did with men who were suffering with AIDS in the mid eighties. During a time when most people literally shunned these men, Louise welcomed them into her home and her heart, and taught them how to heal. The film is a moving example of the power of love – both self love and the selfless love of a woman committed to being of service. Here are several things Louise suggests we do in order to love ourselves more:
Last year I adopted a quote from Louise Hay’s daily calendar. The page read: “I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” As soon as the day was done, I hung that page in my office where I’d see it every day. Doesn’t it sound like the perfect guiding principle for a New Year?
Yesterday, after a long walk on a cold, windy day here in Toronto, I did something kind for myself. I was sitting in my hotel room, answering email and finishing up some work, when I looked over at the end of the bed and noticed the sun had cast a pool of light across the comforter.
Last week I traveled to New York to teach at the Hay House Writer’s Workshop on Sunday afternoon. When I arrived, I had a chance to meet a few of the attendees before hitting the stage. One young man, Jameal, approached to say hello and I immediately recognized his name as someone I had spoken to several times during my show on Hay House Radio. It’s always so fun for me to put a face with a familiar name and I asked Jameal if I might give him a hug.
This week I had an opportunity to visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) – the office where you get your driver’s license renewed every five years. Before you read on, though, stop for a moment and notice the thoughts that occur to you when you think about visiting the RMV. Okay, now read on…
Before this pandemic, my life was busy in ways that left little space for creative pursuits and new adventures that allowed me to express different sides of myself – all important desires at this stage in my life.