"Go Where the Love Is” is a simple yet powerful concept that can be applied to all types of relationships. It‘s about focusing on the people in your life who already love you, or seem to be leaning in that direction, rather than trying to win over those who don’t.
We all have relationships in our lives that are important to us, whether it‘s with family, friends, colleagues, or even acquaintances. And in any relationship, there are bound to be ups and downs, disagreements and misunderstandings. It‘s natural to want to be loved and accepted by everyone we come into contact with, but the truth is, not everyone will love us.
That‘s where the concept of “Go Where the Love Is” comes in. Instead of trying to change the minds of those who don’t love us, we should focus on the people in our lives who already do, or seem to be leaning in that direction. These are the people who accept us for who we are, who support us through thick and thin, and who genuinely want to be in our lives.
Focusing on these positive relationships can have a significant impact on our overall well-being. People who have strong social support tend to be happier, healthier, and more resilient in the face of life’s challenges. They also tend to have better mental health, lower stress levels, and a greater sense of purpose.
So, how do you “go where the love is“? Here are a few tips:
- Take stock of the relationships in your life. Make a list of the people who you know love you, or seem to be leaning in that direction. – These are the people you should focus on.
- Make an effort to spend time with these people. Make plans to see them, have a phone call or video call, or even just send a message to let them know you’re thinking of them.
- Show your appreciation for these people. Let them know how much they mean to you and how much you value their friendship.
- Let go of the relationships that don’t serve you. If there are people in your life who don’t love you, or who bring negativity and drama, it‘s okay to distance yourself from them.
Please do not misunderstand this post and take it to mean easily giving up on family relationship, be it marriage, siblings, parents, or children. Clearly I will NEVER give up on having a relationship with my daughters… BUT I also have learned, as I am sharing here in this post, that there is only so much you can do, and focusing your energy elsewhere can be very important.
In conclusion, “Go Where the Love Is” is a powerful concept that can help us focus on the positive relationships in our lives, and in doing so, improve our overall well-being. By focusing on the people who already love us or seem to be leaning in that direction, we can surround ourselves with positivity, support, and love, which in turn will help us to be happier, healthier and more resilient.
*Many great “Go Where the Love Is” songs from well known artists including Edie Brickell, Van Morrison, Wanz, and more.