If you look at your own social fears, what thoughts and feelings do you have that stop you from giving everyone a hug? If there was a part of you that was afraid of intimacy, how young would this part be and what fearful story would it be telling? The energy you’re spending in trying to connect with certain people is the exact same energy proportionally to what you’re spending trying to avoid certain other people. The thing we run from is the thing we run towards. When you stop judging and start hugging you’ll see all your fears evaporating everyday. The truth is that everyone is on the same level when it comes to love, because we all have a deep humility found inside our heart. Every single one of us yearns to be held, loved and cherished and this experience can be found inside every single being on this planet.
I want you to open your mind this year to going on a real hugging adventure. Make the commitment from now on that each person you meet, you will force yourself to open your arms, move towards them with a loving smile, relax into your heart, and explore the magic that happens when you embrace. It could be a male or female, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you devote yourself to this hugging practice EVERY day.
Start breaking all the social hugging boundaries that you can. Hug the clerk behind the cash register, the manager who you were upset at, your neighbor who you never talk to. Get into the hugging habit, especially when it feels uncomfortable. You just don’t know how important your hugs may be for people. That one person who is not so good at social interactions and perhaps has not been touched or hugged for many years may be right in front of you. You may be that one amazingly sacred gift they secretly need inside to make their life worth living.
Courtesy: By Jafree Ozwald