◄ by Andrew Horwood – Hillier, South Australia ►
Our lives depend upon reflexes. Reflexes mean we don’t have to consciously think about what our body needs to do next. They help us breathe, digest food, regulate our body temperature, pump blood, fight infections and many other functions. They make life easier for us in so many ways!
During my recent time in USA, I learnt about dysfunctional breathing and the many ways in which this can show up in our lives. The nub of it is this – people have lost trust that the breathing reflexes will be sufficient for them and they have learnt to take control of their breathing. This results in chemical changes in the body which in turn cause a wide variety of symptoms which can severely limit their life experience. The way out of this is to learn to trust the breathing reflexes again. Interesting, isn’t it? Losing trust in our inbuilt reflexes results in a lesser life experience.
We humans spend alot of time wondering about, and searching for, the purpose and meaning of our lives. Could it be that we have lost touch with the natural reflex that IS our life? I believe this is so.
We are made in the image and likeness of the Creator. The only creative power in the universe is the power of Love. We are made for Love – to let Love live our lives. Just look at babies – they are filled with unconditional love oozing out of them. That’s the reflex that’s most natural to us.
But things happen to us such that we learn not to trust that reflex. And just like our breathing, what’s required of us personally is to trust the Love reflex again – that’s the only way to live a fulfilling life.
When we live like this, we discover that Love is ambitious. Ambition means to extend an influence. Love wants to extend its influence in the world – through us. And unlike human ambition, which may be “I win at your expense”, Love’s ambition results in everyone feeling good. It’s truly a win-win-win situation.
Let us remember that we’re born with a Love reflex. Let us commit to letting Love live our lives. And let’s let Love’s ambition fill the world!