Happy Valentine's Day everyone! My life has been so crazy I don't even know where to start, let's face the truth. We all are going through something, whether it's visible or not. We need each other, we need love, it's programmed into our DNA (Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance is a great example) and the most fascinating reality about love is that millions of us seek it to the point of losing our minds, working a job for someone else, getting in the wrong marriage, the wrong relationship, obsessing over someone that girl or guy, the list is literally endless. What's the end result? Did you find "The One"? Did you find "LOVE"? If so, then what happens now, tomorrow, next year?
Love starts with you and no one else. Fall in love with yourself completely before seeking out another person to love. The mind is shaped and stretched by our parents, our experiences, and the people we spend the very most time with. The power of influence and the Law Of Attraction are always at work, constantly. Love has the power to change you, the power heal things that seemed impossible to heal, but will you be patient with it? Reap the benefits. Will you enjoy the journey and live for the now? I have and by doing so have learned so much about love and my self-identity. People say follow your heart, what I believe this really means is to find the root to your superpowers and by that I mean find your innate gift or gifts and manifest them into a service for others. There's your purpose right there-
Organized religion, fear, and self-sabotage are the biggest weapons against a pure and innocent love connection. We attract all things through energy and vibrations, so be sure to self-assess your unique situation with clarity and from a non-judgmental or more or less not a programmed mind.
Who's that guy in my WhoSay magazine? His name is Dallas. I met him in my hometown years ago before the fame, we have known each other for a long time. An invaluable connection for me, after riding the fame wave you build up walls and question everything for it's intent. It's been nice to have him around over the years while I worked on my careers, fell in valleys and climbed mountains if you will. We all need someone to express ourselves to in the most organic ways, so I'm grateful for Dallas. We finally met up and talked about life as we know it. The funny thing is, what do we really know about life? I know we all are trying our best to live in a way that makes us truly happy. At the end of the day, that's all that matters. Why are we so happy in this photo? I haven't seen him in years and vice-versa! This was a long time coming, I'm so busy flying around the world and working on projects that it gets overwhelming. I find it hard to keep up with family and loves ones being so career driven but I manage. I've watched my friends and family get married, have kids, and date. It's beautiful to witness, life is beautiful. For me, I have dated here and there and have fallen in love too. Real love is not a disillusion, when you feel that energy is consumes your very existence in a way I can't fully put into words. You become high from their very presence, time becomes nothing and every second with them is a dream come true. If you're busy, find time for them even if it's just a few mins. Tell them you love them, write them notes, voice mails, cook for them, shop together, eat together, read together, workout together, cry together. Communication is the key, don't be afraid of fully revealing yourself because real love is fluid. All of this goes for dating too.
I dedicate this post to Oh Land and all the lost souls out here looking for real love!
"We're young, we're free to believe strong in our minds. We were taught and raised to believe that human is kind, but love has many faces and some of them are blind". (Lyrics from Oh Land listen to it here and check out the lyrics here)
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That moment when you're literally hanging out with someone you met at a bar. Often times you get drunk, dance, get crazy and then never see the person again BUT this past Sunday he gave me a call to hang out while his girlfriend was out of town and I gave in. Why not? I didn't have an excuse to not come over and my schedule was completely open this evening and the next day. I could tell in his voice that he was having one of those life moments (we all have them) and needed something. I pondered the idea but couldn't put a finger on it. Our 2-day hangout consisted of the following:
1. Lots of red wine & white wine.
2. Netflix was a must.
3. Unhealthy BUT yummy snacks & junk food like snickers, chips, gummy worms, and pizza... I know I know awesome healthy food choices.
4. Enjoying his Chicago rooftop at night.
5. Playing cool brain games using numbers and letters to decipher the answers while we watched The Intimidation Game, a compelling movie about a man who solved Germany's secret communication device during the war.
6. Watching Tomorrowland videos and planning on going to their Germany tour.
7. Becoming even more obsessed with OhLand Music. (BTW YouTube OH LAND SHE'S AN AMAZING ARTIST). He's never heard her music but was of course was consumed by Lean (Live w/String Quartet version), Perfection, and especially Cherry On Top. It's totally awesome when two people can connect even more through mutually loved music. Oh yeah Elastic Heart by Sia was one of our favorites too!
8. Cleaning up the mess we made.
I'm sure everyone is wondering who is this guy, to be honest I don't truly know him. No one truly knows anyone unless the person tells you every single detail about their existence/life to the point that you can predict their thoughts and even then you never really know. What I do know is that I took a chance by trusting this guy, had a great time, had fun, and just enjoyed his company for the 2 days I stayed over his loft in Chicago,IL. These days you can never be too careful meeting people but he was a friend of a good friend of mine and meeting him at the bar a few weeks beforehand definitely was key in my final decision to come over his place. As a professional tennis player, model, actor and now public speaker, I travel so much for my careers and it's really nice to have moments like these. I hope I see him again and more people like him cross paths with me on my journey. I won't label him my Prince Charming but hey who can turn down a tall and handsome guy that gives you a random friendly kiss at a bar in front of your friends? Not me. What I've learned is the simple fact that we're all humans that need love and yes love comes in many different colors, forms, and we all express our love for others in our own unique way. However society created a powerful intangible for us men, we're taught not to show our emotions. How ironic because we have such a physical presence. Below is a GIF he texted me before we hung out haha so funny because Shia LaBeouf was in Sia's music video, (Elastic Heart) the one we kept watching over and over again.