Monday, August 4, 2008


I was listening to Bryon Kellie on Oprah & friends on XM radio. She was talking about loving what is. I only caught the tail end of it, but it was enough to stay with my spirit for a couple of days now. Loving what is. What does that mean? Well she was saying that you gotta love what is, not what will be. That is a very hard concept. On the front end it makes perfect sense of course. But when you examine it it requires a suspension of old habits. I am good for for going on and on with...I'll be happy if, when and so on. Although I am getting better.

I am intrigued by this because over the last few days a light flipped on for me. I was moving forward but with a different plan in place. I guess you can say I was distracted. It was a pleasurable distraction, but a distraction nonetheless.

I am thinking about love what is because it speaks to owning your thoughts, changing your thoughts to change your life. I am a student of this. It not about success or failure, it is in the doing. It is in the becoming the kind of woman I want to be.

These last weeks have shown me that I deserve all the best and that I can achieve all that is in my heart. I just have to believe it. I just have to change my mind. The negative thoughts are invasive and easily take root. There are moments when the negative thoughts win and I surrender to them. But as a student of positive thought as a way to change your life, I quickly pull up. I could not do that a few years ago. I would be deep in depression and woe...I couldn't stand myself. Today it is different, it is very different. I am feeling so powerful and so in love with myself and my surroundings that I am transitioning. You can see it, hear it, almost taste it

Love what is. That is inspiring! It doesn't mean you don't do the work. It doesn't mean you sit on the couch...yes that would be me! It means doing the work but loving what is now. Doing the work whether it's going to the gym or working on your crafts or losing weight...that would be me loving what is. It is the journey where the most joy lies. It is the first step in this moment. It is the thought that I can DO ANYTHING!

Love what is.


A Go Bytch said...

...nice spot...great post...

I will be back!

Go B.

Lovebabz said...

Hello a go bytch,

Thanks for coming by! You are welcome to stop in any time!

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

Dearest Lovebabz,

Once again we are in the same spot...check out my new post.

Congrats on finding your love for yourself. Keep growing sis!! Stay in the right now it is very zen.

Peace and Blessings.

Lovebabz said...

Hi Kay C, The Quiet Storm,

I will indeed check you out!

Gosh it is so easy to get distracted and pulled away from what you say you want. It is so easy to settle for less because you just don't believe that want you want and desire exists for you.

NoRegrets said...

I like that very much... Yay you!!!

Organized Noise said...

I heard a sermon like that a while back. You have to appreciate what you have before you can be blessed with what you want. I like that concept.

zellmer said...

I couldn't agree more. Go you.

Lovebabz said...

Hey Noregrets,
I am trying to move along in this big life!

Hey there Organized Noise,
Yes, you have to do more than have to love what is in front of you...all of it! This my friend is a hard lesson, because we all have things about ourselves that we "if only"

Hey Zellmer
Thanks! I am trying to go and go with grace and style and love!

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey Sistah!

Amen! can certainly do all things through Christ who strengthens us.....

Sharon because it had to be said! said...

I so feel you on this post. One must love what is in all areas of life in order to move onward regardless of what direction onward is in. Take my Watch Me Shrink Program for instance....I am doing well with it and I believe it is b/c of one thing: I have accepted and fallen in love with the me (body image and all) that I am which enables me to work with no reservations towards the me that I wish to be! In order to see the changes my body is undergoing, I have to be able to look at it as it is right now. That used to be difficult until I learned to love what is. Now I see the current body as well as the body underneath and day by day, I am bringing the two closer together.

You are definitely on the right track sistah so go on and BE THAT LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD AND BETTER YET BE THE ENGINE THAT DOES!!!

Lovebabz said...

Hey Keisha!

How have you been? Yes God is in the big and small places of my lie!

Sister Sister Sharon!

Yes Girl you are always right there travelling the same road! I can't wait to hang out with you in NYC...all night long!