When I asked my best friend what she would want to learn at Love School, she quickly replied, ” Practical, day-to-day ways of being more Loving.”

Great answer.

It can feel like a big leap between understanding the IDEA of Love and APPLYING Love.

Really LIVING it.

Like any learning, it’s only as good as the change it brings. Studying Love only improves our lives when we know how to USE it.

It’s important to keep up with our lessons; repetition is key. You also want to commit to daily practice. Teach what you know about Love with the power of example.

Having lots of different tools can help you out too.

Simple Reminders Help Us Implement What We Know About Love

With that in mind, remember your ABC’s of Love at those critical moments throughout the day when you really need to be your best.

A is for Awareness

This is really another word for mindfulness. If you’re feeling stressed or grumpy or what-have-you, simply become aware of your state of being.

Sometimes just noticing that you’re out of sorts is enough to help relieve whatever tension you’re holding.

Laugh if you can ~ Whatever is bothering you is temporary. Is it worth wasting your irreplaceable time and energy on negative emotions?

Check in by becoming present. In this very moment, you are alright.

B is for Breathe

It’s so simple . . . and so easy to overlook.

If you’re down on oxygen, you’re depriving yourself of the vital energy that lets you exist as an aware being.
You’re also missing out on your extraordinary connection to all of creation.

Receive new, clean energy with every inhale.
Release stress and toxic thoughts with every exhale.

With A you became Aware. With B you Breathe yourself into a better state of being.

C is for Communication

What messages are you sending and receiving?

That’s what communication is all about. It’s at the heart of . . . well, everything!

As you begin to practice awareness or mindfulness regularly, you’ll be able to pay better attention to how and what you are communicating.

It starts with internal thoughts and feelings. Right away, we have the opportunity to nurture positive thoughts or replace negative thoughts with Love and kindness.

As the great Thich Nhat Hanh taught me, you want to water the seeds of thoughts that you wish to grow into fruit bearing plants.

Internal communication, how you communicate with yourself, is where Love starts.

Decide today that you are going to Love yourself in thought and action.

Words, of course, are very powerful tools of communication.
But remember, it’s not only what you say but how you say it that sends a message.

Tone, volume and body language play a huge role in how we feel and in how we are perceived.

Make the effort to deliver your ideas with care.

Thich Nhat Hanh also teaches the importance of conscientious consumption. This means being very aware and selective about what we “ingest” in the form of media and other communicated messages.

Surround yourself with peaceful, joyful, Loving people. Read uplifting words. Watch fun, happy videos. It’s up to you to expose yourself to only what makes you feel good.

Now You Know Your ABC’s of Love
Congratulations! You’ve got another trick up your sleeve.

With Awareness, your ability to Breathe, and Loving Communication, you can create the life of your dreams. You can also help make A More Loving World for all of us to share.

With all my heart, I thank you for reading, commenting and sharing the ABC’s of Love.

Author's Bio: 

Meet Mary Anne... She's always Loved Love.
She's a practicing student of Love and has taught the subject in her books and on her blog, "The Love Post" since 2014.

Now that she's a wife and mother of two beautiful little ladies, she's more determined than ever to teach others how to use Love to transform their lives and have a positive impact in the world we all share.

Mary Anne offers her knowledge and wisdom in a practical, easy to understand way so that you can start improving your life immediately, with Love as your guide.

You can read more of Mary Anne's writing at https://maryannehorsman.com