How to lead with love

Recently, I was reminded of the powerful practice of asking the question, “What would love do?” at times of decision or challenge.

Consider for a moment the kind of things we often ask ourselves during these times. When we are reactive, stressed, confused, or troubled, we often ask ourselves questions like, “What should I do?” “What if …?” “Why is this happening to me?” or “Why did they do it?”

Such questions can often only provoke or stimulate concern, rumination, overwhelm, or feelings of disempowerment.

If we change the question we ask ourselves in challenging, triggering, or confusing times, we can completely change our approach and our answer.

As a question it makes us stronger and kinder

When asked, “What would love do?” in all these important moments of our lives we ask for the strength, wisdom, and love inherent in our true nature.

It is a way of naming our whole self and our full consciousness in the moment so that we can respond with the best of who we are.

This practice of invoking our true nature could drastically alter, not only how we felt at the time, but also how we perceived the situation and how we responded to the people and circumstances around us.

By asking this simple question in the important moments, we would be better able to lead with love in all the different dimensions of our lives.

This week’s invitation: keep asking “What would love do?”

This week, I invite you to experiment with this simple but powerful query. Keep asking yourself, “What would love do?”

Do it as an experiment and see what’s going on in your mind, body, relationships, and life.

Keep asking questions while interacting with people at work, at home, as well as with strangers on the street and in traffic. Especially take advantage of it when you’re active, when you’re feeling reactive, or when you’re confused.

Include this query in the way you relate to yourself. When you look in the mirror, when you make a mistake, or when you feel tired or anxious, keep asking yourself, “What would love do?”

You may not get clear answers to your question, and that’s fine. The point here really is to keep that query close to your heart this week.

See if you can be willing to spend time in this consultation with patience and curiosity and just see what comes up. Let it color and shape your thoughts, words, and actions and experiment with what happens when you lead with love.

I wish you a wonderful week of practice with this and I would love to know how you are doing, so feel free to let me know in the comments section below, I always love to hear from you.

Lots of love, Melli

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