Several months ago one of my clients asked if I had heard Jim Carrey’s commencement speech about choosing LOVE. She thought the message closely aligned with the work we had been doing, and after watching, I couldn’t agree more. I hope his message resonates with you as much as it has with me.
How I’m Choosing LOVE
Many times when I make a choice, even small one, I ask myself:
“Is this based on love, or fear?”
I’ve been telling my fear to take a hike more often recently. For example. I found an AMAZING artist online with a gorgeous website, tons of free tutorials and classes, and heaps of talent. I created the lovely background for the Choose LOVE badge at the top of the page from one of her tutorials.
I hesitated about sharing this artist, Carla Sonheim, with you because the fearful part of me worried that it wasn’t wise to send you to another art therapist or teacher’s page. But I realize that would have been a fear-based choice.
I’m here to connect you with as many resources as I can for you to live a creative, fulfilled life. Being graced with the opportunity to do this is what energizes and invigorates me.
So please check her out, I think you will love her too: https://carlasonheim.wordpress.com
How do you Choose LOVE?
I am so inspired by the idea of framing our choices in terms of LOVE or FEAR. It’s amazing how much this question clarifies when I am trying to play it safe. I created this printable PDF to help you do the same. Click to download!
Jim Carrey on Choosing LOVE
Here’s both the short highlights version and full version of the speech. I recommend the full version if you can spare a few extra minutes (video #2) You get a bit more of Jim Carrey’s wit and goofiness.
What does choosing LOVE mean to you? How do you ask fear to step aside? What’s one thing you could do to choose LOVE this week?