By Arielle Giordano
It’s time to open your heart and release past stories about relationships.
As a child, did you play hide-and-seek? The game invites players to conceal themselves in a place to be found by the seeker. The one player tagged as “it” closes her eyes and counts to 10 while the other players hide. The designated “it” runs and looks everywhere, trying to find the other players.
In the hide-and-seek game in life, you are it. You are the one you have been hiding from and seeking your whole life! The “it” is deeper than the self that you think you know. The “it” is the deeper-level you as a being and the True Self.
To find your True Self, you must allow your heart to be open and soft, which means not having any insulation or protection. You must be present without any story or separation of dislike. You must be present in pressure and difficulty without converting situations to pain. When difficulty is converted into personal pain in the midst of life, you become hidden within yourself, and when this happens, it blocks what is deeper within.
Stories are personal guards that keep our existence confined to the surface. When you live in your stories, you protect yourself from the truth of who you really are. Your identity becomes your story. You engage in life, but through the lens of personal stories of dislike and pain.
When we stop insulating ourselves with internal walls and polarizing our world with likes and dislikes, then we can meet life from a deep place of knowing. At this point we are truly available and ready to experience life without holding onto our past pain and suffering.
Rewriting your love story means being present in your heart, which opens the door to your being and True Self. Rewriting your love story also means releasing fear and past stories about relationships; it’s time to be free and open to everything in your life. When you no longer draw on past conclusions, you make yourself accessible to others.
Rewrite your love story in your heart and begin to know and love yourself. Then become vulnerable by releasing the safety net of past stories. This is the first step to building a meaningful love relationship with another.
Human beings are innately designed to be social. Your physical and emotional health is directly related to your social skills and the quality of your relationships. Love and enjoy your connections to family and friends. Find your perfect romantic partner. Bond through the heart with others, and it will improve your health and happiness at any age or life stage!
Arielle Giordano’s new book, Dancing with Your Story from the Inside Out, was released in March 2017. With a Masters of Arts and Masters of Education, Arielle is an author, professional dancer, inspirational speaker, certified Essentrics/Aging Backwards instructor, and workshop facilitator. She enjoys sharing her gifts and talents with an
authentic style rich in the grace of dance, psychology, philosophy and the expressive arts. Her career includes: provisional psychologist, guidance counselor and substance-abuse therapist. As a Lead Faculty Area Chairperson and Faculty Member for College of Humanities at the University of Phoenix, she inspired students with her creative gifts. She also writes for Tampa Bay Wellness, We Woman and Transformation Magazine.