“To love yourself, is to do kindly things for yourself,” by Gary Zucav
What does self-love mean to you?
What were you taught about being kind to yourself when you were growing up?
Were you taught that to take time for yourself every day is being selfish?
Is it really okay to find ways nurture yourself?
Is your life in balance mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally and every area of your life?
What kind of inner talk goes on in your head about yourself?
How do you allow people to treat you?
Do you allow yourself spontaneous playfulness, or any play at all?
Can you laugh at yourself?
Do you allow yourself to fully experience life? Have you ever?
Can you be compassionate and honest with yourself about your answers to these questions? If not, why?
If you feel you can’t give to yourself, there is always a good reason. The reason may not be rational. Many of our subconscious beliefs began in childhood when we’re not capable of understanding things the way adults do. If you made the feeling wrong and suppressed it, it was pushed into your subconscious. Later in life, you find it still runs your and gets in the way of what you really want.
When you learn self-kindness, your inner well never runs dry. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving. You are more open to the love from others when you recognize it’s already inside you, and can be taken away. Through self-love, you come to trust yourself, God and process of life.
Give it a try! Do something for yourself today…and every day!
And live your passion!