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love it all

Eric Lumiere Eric Lumiere Musician. Creator. Lover of Life.

Eric Lumiere is a recording artist, producer, creator, and lover of life. From a place of authenticity, vulnerability, and truth, he creates universal art that moves, inspires, and lifts. [www.purevolume.com/ericlumiere]

“Simply Human” by Eric Lumiere

What is meaningful to me? The moments that fill me up, overflow me, teach me, move me. These can be joyous, fun, sad, depressing, frustrating, loving, painful, or euphoric. It’s often the challenging moments in my life that have the potential to move me and teach me the most. In the human experience, learning is a constant, and I’ve found that the most fulfilling perspective is one of love and gratitude – because everyone and everything is teaching me, growing me, and assisting me in living a higher, more joyful and purposeful life.

In this way of living, life starts to become a gift and a blessing rather than a challenge to get through. Long periods of sadness, frustration, and darkness shrink from months to weeks, weeks to days, days to hours, and even from minutes to seconds. That’s because choosing to love it all reinforces itself. It always works, but I have to choose it for it to work. Choosing to love it all doesn’t mean ignoring emotion and putting on a smiley face. It means letting the emotions do their dance and expressing them the best way I can. Then I move on. I move on to loving. I move on to the truth that I will be OK (and probably laugh about it later).

Why not be OK and laugh now? Even when I can’t convince myself to laugh, even when everything seems down, I keep persisting, keep reminding myself that I am here to learn, that everything is a mirror and every experience can be a stepping stone – and it’s my choice to use it as one. That’s my power and our power as human beings.

When I’m upset or sad, frustrated or hurt, I know there’s something inside me that can be strengthened and looked at, something honest and (probably) vulnerable … and I know that this moment, even if it holds nothing else positive, is for healing, for growing, for learning, for loving. This moment is a gift. And I am powerful enough to see it and receive it. We are all powerful enough. Like any skill, learning to love it all takes a little practice and a willingness to let go.

Loving it all is the skill of skills. When we master this, we master the largest aspect of life: our inner experience. What we go through is ALL for us.

– Eric Lumiere

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