I used to not have any idea of what that actually meant- “self-love”. I thought that I could still live with the same perspectives, negative thought patterns, unwanted friendships and situations and somehow honor myself in the whole process. But how is that possible? Loving myself truly means investing time and effort into healing my past. Investing time and effort into re-calibrating my thought patterns about myself. Investing time and effort into everything that makes me feel good and happy (that also includes people). Loving myself is creating a beautiful, positive, trusting, loyal, committed, uplifting, supportive, passionate relationship with my inner self. It is giving myself 50% of the time and giving others the other 50%- making their experience with me 100% amazing.
What does this inner being want to do today? How do I want to show up? What do I want to experience? What do I want to create? If I listen actively enough, I will hear the answers and I will follow from there. It all starts within. What does your inner being want from you today? I challenge you to listen and follow.
“In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete. The past has no power over me because I am willing to learn and to change. I see the past as necessary to bring me to where I am today. I am willing to begin where I am right now to clean the rooms of my mental house. I know it does not matter where I start, so I now begin with the smallest and the easiest rooms, and in that way I will see results quickly. I am thrilled to be in the middle of this adventure, for I know I will never go through this particular experience again. I am willing to set myself free. All is well in my world” – Louise L. Hay from You Can Heal Your Life.