What if our only life purpose is to remember our true nature and to Love ALL of ourselves?
The old paradigm taught us that we have to love others more than ourselves. Slowly we are coming to realize that we can’t give away something we don’t possess. Only by loving ourselves are we able to truly love and accept others. What does self-love feel like? Contentment with who we are whether we are acting in a healthy or an unhealthy manner. Embracing our anger, our sadness, our ego with open arms and an open heart. Acknowledging and sharing our wisdom, our inner strength, our joy. Understanding that we all have triumphs and challenges, that we are not alone in this human condition. Remembering that we are more than this body and mind, we are an piece of an intricate spiritual construct that needs our talents and unique gifts in order to function efficiently. Some of our greatest talents can be what others may think are our weaknesses. How do we view All of ourselves?
I am currently putting great attention to what I tell myself, about myself. When I speak lovingly to myself, I naturally speak more lovingly to those around me. Taking care of myself by trusting my own inner knowing and letting go of other peoples opinions if a beautiful way to love myself. Sometimes I have to remember the basics of healthy eating, exercise, rest, play and fun are also a part of loving myself. Staying in self-compassion, self-acceptance, self-respect and patience seems like an easy concept and yet I continuously hear self negating thoughts running through my mind. This is where mindful presence is so beneficial as life path. Listening to what my feelings are trying to communicate regarding my self talk gives me the opportunity to practice extra compassion as I release any self flagellation and return to a more positive train of thought.
Until I made a conscious effort to be mindful of my thoughts I didn’t realize the small insipid lies I was constantly running through. Lies like I am not good enough, I am unlovable, I am worthless and have no value. These are old stories forged in a young and sensitive being with every slight and reprimand we all endure as children. I now know, I am not unique in this. The details may be different for each individual but the feeling of not fitting in, of not getting our needs met in the way we wanted, are common amongst us all.
We all too have a common solution to release these old stories, embrace the unique and amazing being we are. Be grateful for our individual talents, as no one else can gift this world with exactly what we can. Have the courage to share all of who we are, our authentic self.