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The Gift of Surprise

Yesterday, out of the blue, my partner surprised me with a single red rose. It was a simple gesture, but it reminded me how any moment has the potential to surprise us into a bigger vision of life, smashing through our current assumptions and allowing us to redefine ourselves and our relationships.

In love, as in life, we are often surprised by pain and adversity as much as by pleasure. We can never be prepared for everything. We cannot anticipate the startling or the stunning that the very next hour might bring, much less control it. In fact, trying to stay safe, to maintain the status quo, goes against the very nature of life itself. It's just another way to wall ourselves in. Instead, we can only reflect on how we might respond if the unforeseen rolls in on us swifter and with more force than a wave crashing onto the shore.

When dealing with the gift of surprise, the key is to maintain the belief that no matter what, all is well. Good or bad, all is well. The beach doesn't resist the ocean, and neither should we resist what we cannot control. Let it illuminate our toughness, our vibrance, and our grace. There is nothing we can't deal with if we must.

Relationships are dynamic and love is surprising. Thank goodness for that, because growth lurks in the unexpected.

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Mindfulness Moment

  • Be still, close your eyes, and open yourself to the possibility of surprise.
  • As you inhale, imagine what it feels like to be the recipient of a surprise.
  • As you exhale, imagine what it feels like to be the bestower of a surprise.
  • Make room for the unexpected - then re-enter the rest of your day.

Such is the Beauty of Love.

Mia Rose xo

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'Love withers with predictability; it's very essence is surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever.'

~ Leo Buscaglia

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Hay house prize winner

First Prize Winner:

"most impressive, most marketable title..."

~ Chosen by Hay House Team, including President and CEO Reid Tracy

Mia Rose with Deepak Chopra at the Hay House Writer's Workshop, Melbourne 2013.

praise for awaken to love

"Dr. Mia has created a compelling work that explores loving relationships in a whole new light. She leads the reader to explore the most tender and intimate aspects of loving relationships using her mastery as a professional therapist with a twist - she shares from her heart! The power, warmth and beauty of her personal experience connect with the reader in ways most books on relationships never will!" ~ Mark E. Hundley, Licensed Professional Counselor and Author of Awaken to Good Mourning.

"Mia Rose is a modern day master in the art of LOVE and personal relationships. Her compelling story of her own transformation and the wisdom she shares in Awaken to Love is food for the soul and wisdom for anyone who has ever been in love." ~ Ariaa Jaeger, Spiritual Life Strategist, Philosopher, Author of Ariaaisms ~ Spiritual Food for the Soul, AriaaQuotes and The Book of Ariaa

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