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“I love myself enough to (2)…

…take the time and trouble to get all the information I need to understand what makes me thrive, and what hurts me.” How wonderful it would be if we all had the clarity to be able to understand and declare this to ourselves!

This information would obviously cover the physical, the mental, the emotional, and the spiritual realms of being. Many, in fact a great majority, is aware only of the physical and mental aspects of life… a few more will entertain the workings of the emotional mind, but the more we learn, the more we understand that if we truly love and respect ourselves, we cannot ignore the interplay of these ALL four aspects of our true and complete reality. And more importantly, a lack of balance in the first three will truly hurt the spiritual aspect, which is the most important aspect of them all.

So, if I truly loved and respected myself, I would do everything in my power to live a fulfilled life — with no regrets! <3 On this Easter Sunday, my wish for you all is, may you fulfill each life-enhancing dream, experiencing every happiness, and when it's time for the final goodbye, 'leave' peacefully, with no regrets! <3

Valentine Countdown (5) — Love starts with you :)

387111_426468624070962_1850619300_nIf you were broke, and I asked to borrow 10 bucks from you, would you be able to help me? Of course not! You may want to help me, but if you don’t have what I’m asking you for, you simply can’t give it to me. It’s the same with love…

If we don’t love ourselves, there’s not much of it we can give to others. On the contrary, the better we treat ourselves, the more abundant we are in it, and it spills out of us onto everyone around us! Isn’t that such a good reason then, to love ourselves FIRST?

No, there’s NOTHING selfish about caring for oneself. As explained, caring for ourselves percolates down to others in our life. But, wait a minute! What kind of ‘caring for myself’ am I talking about here? Well, I’m talking about self-care in the form of being a positive person. By being negative we insults ourselves — we insult our souls!

Why? Because when we’re negative, our bodies go into stress overdrive. Yes,  It is now proven that stress symptoms can affect our body, our thoughts and feelings, and our behavior. Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to health problems, such as chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity. It affects our mood, by causing anxiety, sadness, irritability, and all their variants. Lastly, it also affects our behavior causing eating disorders, drug or alcohol abuse, tobacco use and even social withdrawal. Wouldn’t you agree then, that being negative is a form of self-hatred?

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So, let’s take a Valentine’s Day vow to love ourselves more, and walk the love-path :)! Here is a simple suggestion to start the process: From the moment you read this post, make a promise to yourself that each time you want to say something negative, or a negative thought crosses your mind, or you realize that stress is building up in you, JUST SMILE! WHAT — just smile, you ask??? Yes, quite simply, stretch your lips from side to side in a smile, even if you don’t feel like smiling ;)! Try it — you will see that a big ‘pretend smile’ will soon give your heart such a lift that you will involuntarily take a deep breath and smile for real :)! The world will not seem like such a bad place ;), and the stress in your body will vamoose…it will disappear! Now THIS would be a very good way to start loving yourself! N’est-ce pas? Don’t you agree?

May your path be strewn with rose petals 🙂