Day 84: Love Yourself to Kindness
“I have an everyday religion that works for me: love yourself and everything else falls into place.” Lucille Ball
What a beautiful religion! If only we all practiced that same religion. What an amazing, loving, and kind world we would live in. So, how does one practice this religion of self love if one was not taught how or if one has forgotten? I wish I had a simple answer. My experience has taught me that it takes practice, discipline and awareness. It also requires honesty, acceptance, and an abundance of compassion. That’s quite the tall order!
We must practice everyday asking ourselves what is is that makes us happy. Once we have found the things that make us happy, it takes discipline to keep giving ourselves those things. It also requires awareness of when we stray from our happiness. I think the other side of the coin is being honest about the things, people and situations that do not align with our happiness and our ability to practice loving ourselves. Lastly, loving ourselves requires compassion consistently and constantly.
Fall in love with yourself and everything about you. By learning to love yourself, you will truly be able to love all others. What could be more kind than that?
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