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Fall Truly Madly Deeply In Love – With Yourself

On choosing self love and writing a new story.

I have a confession to make.  I spent most of my life believing that it was impossible for ANYONE to truly love them selves – crazy, right? I had my logic though. I mean, I saw all of my own flaws, my own weaknesses. I remembered each time I had felt rejected, or not enough, every time I had missed the mark, misspoke, misunderstood, messed up.   I had done a wonderful job of making these unlovable pieces of myself acceptable to the world. I had tricked a few people into loving me, but I could not possibly love myself. I knew the truth.  It was safe to assume this was true for the rest of the world.

This idea was as true to me as the fact that the sky is blue. I never questioned it.  Love was a fragile thing that could easily vanish. Being loved rested fully in the hands of others, dependent on their impression of me.  The only time this belief reared its ugly head in a way that I did not know how to handle was when I would see the undeniable magnificence of others.  Deep sadness would overwhelm me as I thought– they will never know, never understand, never see what is so OBVIOUS to me. Tragic. It was a heavy burden.

And then as a result of some powerful coaching ……I decided to love myself.  

Once I realized that I had created the original belief, it became very clear to me that I was just as capable of creating – and proving – a new truth.  So I decided to love myself. I began creating evidence that it was true.   I treated myself with love.  I practiced seeing myself through the eyes of someone who was IN LOVE with ME.  I took myself out on dates.  I listened to my own thoughts and wisdom.  I went to the gym.  I took time in the morning to look into my own eyes and smile.  I began to heal, and suddenly I was even more loving and open to being truly loved.

Spend some time thinking about the last time you fell in love.  That deep, all consuming, intoxicating, seemingly uncontrollable feeling of being absorbed in the wonder of another person. Ahhhhhh.  I smile just thinking about it.  Suddenly the world seems brighter, the air is fresher, life is a million times more exciting, there is so much to look forward to, so much to delightedly dream about.  Wouldn’t life be delectable if we could store that experience and have a daily dose?

What if we can?  Simply choose to love ALL of yourself TODAY.

 

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