There’s so much happening in the world right now. One thing we can’t do is give in to the fear.
Instead, give in to love. Give support, passion, and nothing but love to everyone you meet.
For this 5-Minute Friday, I decided to refer back to an older episode of The School of Greatness with Gabby Bernstein.
Gabby is a NYT bestselling author, she’s regarded by Oprah as one of the emerging spiritual leaders of our time, and she is a powerhouse force of love and healing.
Learn about how you can make the world a better place on Episode 618.
Lewis Howes: This is 5-Minute Friday!!
Welcome, everyone, to a very special edition of The School of Greatness Podcast. Super, super pumped about our guest today! I had an amazing interview, and time with Gabby Bernstein. For those who don’t know who Gabby is, her book that just came out, hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list. She is an international speaker, a spirit junkie and author of a number of New York Times bestselling books.
She was featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a Next Generation Thought Leader, and the New York Times named her a new role model. She appears regularly as an expert on the Dr Oz Show and leads talks and meditations for sold-out audiences around the world. Forbes called her one of the twenty best branded women and Self-Made Magazine named her one of the top fifty women in business.
Gabby Bernstein: Some of our problems are far worse than others. At the root, we all have the same problem, which is: choosing to lean into the fear, choosing to believe in the fear.
Now, I want to be very clear, I don’t want to offend anybody, so I don’t want to take away anything from the people who are suffering, versus the people who are thriving in first world countries. Right, so let’s not take anything away from the real suffering in this world, but from a spiritual perspective, there’s one problem, which is, believing in the fear.
And the more we believe in the fear, the more that becomes an epidemic, and the epidemic becomes a war, becomes the division that we see in the world, or becomes racial injustice, and you know, that’s the root cause of all the problems in this world, are based on our belief in fear.
And so, those people that are suffering and stuck in these very difficult situations, the ones that will thrive, and I write about many of them in the book, you know Lemyah Gbowee, and I write about Viktor Frankl, and I write about the people who, in the midst of the darkest moments, chose to see the light, chose to see with love, chose to lean into love, and chose to lean into faith, and because of that faith, created movements. Ghandi, created movements.
And so, because we have these divine powers as an example, it’s very easy for us to lean on them and say that many people are given a tremendous amount of difficulty that will be far worse than the average person. But in the same breath, what are you going to do with it? It’s a lot to ask of somebody who has lost their home. How do you find love in those situations.
But at the root of it all, it is a choice, it is a mental decision, and so, probably, we should keep our eyes out for the miracles that we hear from the refugees, right? People that, through prayer and faith have maybe found their way into a home that was exactly as it needed to be. There are miraculous stories, and in the same breath it’s also, and what I think is most important is for those of us who are in first world countries, that don’t have these problems, or people who are not suffering from war violence or bombing, it’s really our responsibility to show up. To show up in the greatest way that we can, in honour of those who don’t have the support and the resources that we have.
And so, I can say that with conviction, that you can speed up by slowing down. And really, what it is, is that resistance is what blocks us from receiving support and guidance. Resistance comes from the belief systems and fear based thoughts that keep us negative and in this low vibe energy. It’s in the absence of resistance, that we start to feel supported.
So, when we can shed the patterns and belief systems and energy and start to truly breathe and truly believe, believe, believe, that’s when we can allow ourselves to genuinely receive the support that we need and that we long for. So, love is the antidote. Love is the opposite.
And love, not from a romantic love conversation, but love being the energy and every present essence of love that is within us and around us and is the truth of who we are, and so, when we start to reprogram our thinking and reorganise our belief systems and change our energy, we return to love, as Marianne Williams would say. We return to love.
Lewis Howes: Is that the title of her book?
Gabby Bernstein: It is. Her most famous book. We return to love, and that remembrance, and really, I believe, our spiritual journey, truly, is unlearning fear and remembering love.
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