Sowing the Seeds of Love

kristina leonardi
5 min readApr 3, 2024


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Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Howard Thurman

With Spring now (unbelievably!) officially upon us, change is definitely in the air. Although you may not know exactly what that change will look like either in your personal life or in the world, it’s a powerful time to become more authentically true to who you are on the deepest of levels internally, and understand what you can or cannot control externally.

And to be the most authentic, connected, whole version of yourself, you need to be in, listen to and operate from your heart.

This was the theme of my Heart & Soul talk last month, when I focused on the importance of tapping into your heart as the key to your success as well as contributing positive change in the world no matter who you are. You can see a summary and a few Instagram clips here, and watch this reel where I remind you how much your heart is needed by us all.

You can find longer clips on YouTube here, and because there were so many good nuggets from the talk, there are several YouTube shorts here. (And while you’re there, be sure to like, follow/subscribe and check out my Instagram stories to get the inside scoop on what I’m sharing and experiencing on a regular basis :)

With so much conflict and uncertainty in the world, it can be easy to feel helpless. But as Howard Thurman’s quote above admonishes us, simply think about: What makes your heart sing? What makes you feel alive? Allow yourself the time and space to explore and experience those things.

Especially in these turbulent and transformative times, we all have a job to dowhether it’s a “job” job or career, or your commitment to personal growth that results in a breakthrough healing, or finally becoming your most-expressed creative self. Your self-awareness, dedication and effort to improve your life at a soul level will benefit those around you, your community and the world at large.

Remember: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

One thing for sure is, as I mention in this video from my talk on POWER: Love is the most powerful force in the Universe. When we infuse conscious, intelligent love in every interaction, thought, word and deed — something we all have the agency to do — I don’t think we realize the extent of its effect; and it is amplified in proportion with how much you are in your heart.

So this Spring, let’s all be more aware of what energy we are planting in our immediate worlds and sow the seeds of love — which often requires courage and/or patience. But it is always the wisest choice, and one that will blossom beauty and benevolence in ways seen and unseen.

For more inspiration on this topic, check out my oldie-but-goodie essay Let Love Rule, or from January 2022, Be Another Kind of Super Spreader. And specifically when it comes to relationships, I have a great visualization for you in my essay Sea of Love.

Part of what I do as a coach is help people figure out what makes them come alive. Not sure how to access your heart or discover the love that will bring more meaning and fulfillment to your life? This is what I love to do, so book a coaching session with me by visiting my website to see all current options.

(Originally published via my PGG Newsletter on March 22, 2024)


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Kristina Leonardi is a nationally recognized career and life coach, speaker and author who for over 16 years has empowered individuals to make lasting professional and personal changes aligned with their true passions and talents while fulfilling their role in the world at large.

With a holistic and personal growth-oriented approach, she has helped hundreds of men and women improve their job performance, enter or re-enter the job force, change careers, better manage their time and stress, and live happier, more meaningful, balanced lives.

Her specialty is working with people who feel stuck or are in transition and can help you clarify exactly what you want to do, identify blocks, issues, and patterns in your way, and offer proven ideas, resources, and action steps to get you there.


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