“Loving yourself involves the discovery of the true wonder of you; not only the present you,
but the many possibilities of you. It involves the continual realization that you are unique,
like no other person in the world, that life is, or should be, the discovery,
the development, and the sharing of this uniqueness.”
How many of us realize the significant importance of truly loving us. Us, meaning our own selves. Loving your whole self. All of your flaws, imperfections, weaknesses, and sometimes downright craziness. It seems like it’s much easier to love and care more about others than we do for our own selves. Don’t get me wrong here, loving others is extremely important. But having a healthy self esteem and a love for ourselves, is something that we all need. If we are in a place where we feel good about ourselves, it makes it much easier to connect better, and truly be a kinder and more genuine person to those around us. A healthy love for ourselves aids us in obtaining a healthy self esteem, which in turn will help give us the confidence that we need to live life more fully.
Start by writing down one thing a day that you like about yourself. Make sure that each day you write something different than the day before. Take some time each day to just spend alone and by yourself. Take notice of what you are thinking when you are alone. How do you feel when you are alone? Is it uncomfortable being alone? If so, then you may need to start spending more time alone, more often. Pull out a journal and take note of what’s going on in your mind when you are alone. Are you thinking bad about yourself? Does your mind wander to other things? Try to spend at least 10 minutes daily alone and in silence. Practice positive self talk. Go over in your head what goals you want to achieve, or concentrate on the person that you are trying to become. Praise yourself. When the negative self talk comes in, immediately shut it out, and replace it with more loving and confident self talk. Try this for a month, and see if you can tell a difference in yourself and your self esteem and confidence. The goal here is to learn to be your own best friend. You need to learn to lean on you sometimes. You need to learn to gain a genuine and real love for you. When you discover this love for yourself, you will discover and whole new life that awaits you.
Life is meant to be discovered. There is no one better to discover, than the magnificence of our own selves. There is not a single other person out there that is exactly like you. You may be in a place in your life that you would like to move away from. You may have things that you want to change about yourself, and I am pretty sure everyone wants to change something about themselves for the better. But learning to accept yourself in the here and now, is something we must strive to do. Accept that although you aren’t where you want to be, you are striving to get to where you would love to be, and pat yourself on the back for giving your all to make it happen. You have a life of possibilities in front of you. What is it that you want from life? Whatever it is, it’s time to discover it. Discover what wonders life has to offer. Discover the uniqueness and grandeur that lies inside of you. Share with the world that uniqueness that is inside of you. Let the world see what you have to offer. Start today realizing how magnificent you are, and share that magnificence with others. Life is wondrous, and a divine gift. It would be quite devastating to keep that gift bottled up and not let it be discovered. Take this gift of life that you have been so divinely blessed with, and discover the endless possibilities of wonder and amazement that the world, that you, and that those around you have to offer. Never stop discovering.
Hope On. Journey On.