17 Sep 2017
Best Retreat Books – Whatever Arises….Love That by Matt Kahn
Love is something we can give to ourselves and to others at any given moment, and yet we often do not connect with this love that is available to us at all times. We often feel we lack it, want it, crave it or do not give ourselves enough of it. However all the love we want and need is within ourselves always.
I now understand that no matter what happens, what events unfold around us, it is how we choose to see and respond to these situations that define us. How we respond is our choice and our choice alone. When we realize this fact, we give ourselves so much power and open our lives to love at all times because we get to choose.
I know that I have the choice to respond to any given situation or event with love at any time and that when I choose to do so I will always be on the right path.
“Whatever arises love that” by Matt Kahn has to be one of the most incredible and I can say hand on heart, life changing books I have ever read. It took me on a journey, not only of self-love, but loving whatever arises in my life. It really showed me the power of love with me at all times and highlighted that I have the choice to feel it and use it any moment.
It showed me how powerful I am as an individual and the vibrations I am capable of sending out into the world. This quote from the book below beautifully summarises to me how this book works and in such simple terms the power of love we hold in us in every moment and how we get to choose to love any situation. Not to allow external situations or internal thoughts direct our lives.
“When someone says words that may not feel good in your body, seem sarcastic in tone, and are meant to judge versus uplift you, this only offers you greater opportunities to raise the vibration of your response. By responding to anyone’s criticism with love, compassion and acceptance, you are stepping forward as a master of relationships to create your own experiences, which has nothing to do with how anyone treats you.”
― Matt Kahn,
Matt Kahn poetically sends out the message of love, he shows you how simple it is to use it and something we all hold in our hearts. Throughout this beautifully written book I found myself gasping, agreeing and underlining all the simple ways he guides you to behold the magic and healing power of love and how to call it into action every single moment. Literally loving whatever arises.
Often we can allow tough times or previous bad experiences to hold us back and make us feel down but through loving those things that occurred we align ourselves with our highest frequency, we understand that everything is unfolding as it should and we see only the beauty that has emerged from those situations because we have chosen to see them that way.
One of my favourite sections of the book is about discomfort. Many of us shy away from those moments in our lives where we feel uncomfortable. And yet what happens when we love that feeling? When we start loving the feeling of discomfort we can start moving from seeing experiences as ways to push us forward and not hold us back, signs of us taking beautiful big leaps in the right direction.
This book presented me with so many ideas and knowledge that are written so practically and resonated with me so much! He is starting a love revolution that I feel we should all be part of, remember in every moment and situation we hold the choice to live with love.
Love what arisies, don’t live with regret, trust everything is unfolding as it should and keep moving forward with joy and self love. Read this beautiful book you will not regret it.
Loving Life Goddess Hannah xx
Here are some more of my favourite quotes from Matt Khan’s Book:
Matt Khan’s Quotes On Love…
“Whatever arises…love that.”
“You’re learning to be nourished by the love you give, not by the validation offered in response to your giving.”
“Sadness is the love in your heart that has yet to be given away.”
“When the heart opens completely, you will stumble upon the most powerful force in the universe – your loving eternal presence.”
“A mind that is free of self-concern becomes a heart that is open to all possibilities.”
“Underneath it all you won’t find anyone deficient in spiritual understanding, but only a heart in need of love.”
“What you are here to heal is simply an appearance that miraculously dissolves in your supreme willingness to love it as it has never been loved before.”
“You are a living embodiment of the kindness, love, and appreciation you dare to offer. The more you share it with others, the brighter you shine.”
“Remember, despite how open, peaceful and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves.”
“The true benchmark of spiritual maturity is how often your words and actions are aligned with love.”
“Instead of trying to embrace what happened in the past, just love the one who survived it.
“Bless the heart that never decides which is more worthy of love than the next, but dares to love it all the same.”
“Don’t fight for love, because love doesn’t fight.”
“Love doesn’t give reasons, it only offers opportunities.”
“When you acknowledge everything you love, you begin to love everything you acknowledge.”
Matt Khan’s Quotes On Life…
“Life never asks you to be more than you are. It celebrates your existence exactly where you are.”
“The Universe doesn’t mind what you think. It only responds to whatever you say most often.”
“In understanding, the focus is on you in pursuit of life. In love, the realization is life is in pursuit of you.”
“Until you realize how the most transcendent states of consciousness are always decorated as everyday life, no amount of practices or purging will do any good.”
“Change is the only outcome. Choice is the only experience. Seeing is the only option. Life is the only witness.”
“When the search for truth becomes a celebration of being, all of life transforms on it’s own.”
“Sometimes the only way to discover the treasure you buried is to know when to stop digging.”
“When you forget your lost, the truth is found.”
“The most direct route to finding your way is to forget where you are going.”
“The most direct way to be yourself, is by having no self to be.”
“The most miraculous outcomes are attracted to those who dare to slow down.”
“When you move slower than the world, and breathe more deeply than the world, you awaken a consciousness beyond any world.”
“Whatever you say you see. When you say nothing, you see everything.”
“You are the freedom of will expressing itself as the will of freedom.”
“You give to yourself by giving of yourself.”
“Our greatest offering of surrender is not surrendering our humanity, but surrender through the willingness to be human.”
“Your will cannot do what the surrendering of your will surely can.”
“You must act upon the choices of your deepest faith to uncover the results you’ll be willing to trust.”
“Your happiness is a service to others.”
“You can’t miss anything that you’re destined to experience.”
“True peace is having no plans other than facing what is.”
“True happiness is freedom from opposition.”
“True healing is the willingness to treat yourself better than the past ever did.”
“Vulnerability is the doorway of immortality.”
“Knowing is the memory of concepts, feeling is the celebration of aliveness.”
Matt Khan’s Quotes on Spiritual Wisdom…
“Judgment is blaming the character for the condition being noticed, compassion is noticing the condition while forgiving the character.”
“You attract what you judge until you no longer judge what you attract.”
“It doesn’t matter what anyone talks about, it only matters how deeply you listen.”
“You don’t have to be an enemy of misery to be a servant of joy.”
“The first step of being the solution is knowing you are not the cause.”
“I once was a person standing in a space, and now I’m the space where a person stands.”
“Even as waves constantly collide, the ocean knows no conflict.”
“The less you define what’s yours verses mine, the happier you will be – the more you will shine.”
“Awakening cannot satisfy you, it can only free you of the need to be satisfied.”
“A fear of death doesn’t mean you are the one who is dying. It indicates that an outdated understanding of life is coming to an end as a more expanded, clearer, and loving view is birthed into form.”
“Abundance is the energy of permission. The more you permit yourself to desire what you want, express gratitude for what you have, and be excited for whatever comes your way, the more abundance you are bound to receive.”
“You cannot believe the truth, you can only dare to recognize it.”
“Most people do no see their beliefs, their beliefs tell them what to see. This is the simple difference between clarity and confusion.”
“As long as people, places, and things, do not define your blessings, there are nothing but blessings for you to discover.”
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