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Flavours of Thought : Recipe 18: Falling in Love

Recipe 18: Falling in Love

Excerpted from Flavours of Thought: Recipes for Fresh Thinking by Tom Evans

Occasions
Loving yourself
Loving the work you do
Finding your soul mate

Ingredients
Reception >> Revolution >> Discrimination

All love starts with self love. If there are any residues of self loathing, they will taint this recipe.

Once you truly love yourself, you apply reception. It might sound obvious but reception here refers to being ready and accepting for love to come your way. Self love does not involve the ego. It is just about being comfortable in your own skin.

The revolution in our thinking is simply this. When we are truly in love, we simply act as a mirror for the love coming right at us. Receive it freely and with thanks and it will just bounce right back at where ever it is coming from.

If you give it a nudge from your heart ray it will amplify and, like a laser, when it comes back at you again, love redoubles and so on.

So by starting with self love, you will attract the perfect partner. Noting that this recipe, like the one for falling out of love, applies to all types of partnerships. Loving the work you do and the place you live are equally as important as that ideal life partner.

The final nuance to apply is that of discrimination. There is as much a difference between being in love and being in lust as there is between loving someone and merely liking them. Both have the potential to be misconstrued.

Also, when you are lovable, you will become very attractive to many and for many different reasons. Your discernment is paramount. •

Tom Evans Renaissance Man and Imagineer Tom Evans is the author of four books and counting about creativity. More »

2/12/12