Empowering Love: A Journey with Gabriela Patania, Author of “Awakening The Inner Power of Love” Pillar Talk
28 January, 2024

Meet Gabriela Patania of Simpsonville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gabriela Patania.

Hi Gabriela, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, you could tell our readers some of your backstory.
Since I was a child, I have loved seeing the sky to learn more about the planets, stars, and universe. In the summers, my father took me to an observatory close to the ocean in Mar del Plata, my birth city, where I could see and learn more about the cosmos. I loved to read to know as much as possible about that. I always had certainty about the greatness of the human being, even though I didn’t have enough words  to express that. I also felt insecure because all that I knew about that, nothing had to do with what I could see in the world. As I grew up, I read as much as possible, and I also wanted to study astronomy, but as an only child at that moment, It wasn’t an option for me to go very far from home. So I tried to understand all the acknowledge within me about that magnificence in the human being and the universe by studying playing piano, math, finance, programming computers, Neurolinguistic programming, coaching, and even that, I couldn’t find the answers. When I was 18 years old, I fell in love with the man who is my husband; we moved to Spain for several years till our two kids were born, building a family.

Maternity was one of the most magnificent experiences, but I still felt something I couldn’t put into words. Since childhood, I couldn’t understand the conflicts and wars. It was unbelievable for me, something that wasn’t necessary and belonged to the old history. I also read about philosophies and religions. I was born in Argentina, a Catholic country, so I needed to learn more about other religions like  Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Judaism. One day, walking down the street, The power of love came to my mind; at that moment, I completely understood that it was like the title or resume about that magnificence in the human being, all that knowledge that I’ve had  whole life and finally after the maternity I could put into words. I had never thought of writing a book, and at that moment, that idea felt very big for me, so I let it go.

Three years later, while living in South Africa with my family, the idea of  The power of love came back to me at night when I was falling asleep with so much strength that if I didn’t wake up to write, I couldn’t sleep. Sometimes, if I fell asleep, in the morning, I woke up with the first words in my mind, so I would sit on my computer and started to write it down. We were back in Spain two years later, and the book was finished. It was so beautiful, its words, the love in each word. Finally, I could put into words all that inner knowledge I had(,) felt my whole life, and share it with the world. After finishing the book, my next thought was to translate it into English, even without knowing that we were moving to the USA one year later, where the book was published and presented

One week before the book launch, excited and nervous to talk and present the book, I woke up with the question: How do you get here? Answering that question made me realize the Platoon phrase: “If you want to know the universe, know yourself first.” At that moment I could understand how my whole life took me on a deep journey to know myself, my inner potential, and who I am. Now, here, I am sharing that message all around the world. I have the most profound certainty that a more peaceful world is possible if everyone in the world takes their own responsibility to work for their inner peace.

Alright, let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what challenges have you had to overcome?
Life is not a smooth road, but it is a beautiful journey. With ups and downs, it is fully worth it! For me, life is the biggest gift that we can experience. I had so many challenges; we all have  big challenges, but life taught me that when we wake up and allow ourselves to open to that magnificence within us, to the power of love, life becomes sweeter, even with challenges. We all have the right and the power to choose how we want to live and experience life. We can always choose to do something that lets us enjoy even the smaller things like a hug, the sun on our skin, a song, or the beauty in nature; circumstances come to us, so we all can choose how to experience them. When we open and allow ourselves to be the best version of ourselves at every moment, with love, responsibility, acceptance, and humility, life becomes more smooth.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
As I shared before, I have the purpose of sharing the message of the power of love that it is the same magnificence in the human being as in the universe. Whether people seek to overcome challenges, strengthen relationships, or cultivate a deeper sense of purpose, I want to inspire humanity to recognize their inner power of love and use it to create a positive ripple effect in their lives and those around them. My biggest desire is to take humanity towards a more loving and compassionate world with the boundless potential of love to create positive changes in our lives and the world.

What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
My biggest learning was to recognize the power of love within me, that I am the only one responsible for my happiness, successes, or failures, and that we can never blame others for our pain or suffering even if they do something we don’t like. We all have the power to choose what we want and make us feel better at any moment. I also learned the importance of caring for and loving myself as much as I care for and love those around me. I could say that the biggest learning was to take responsibility for my own welfare.