When did it become a bad thing to love ourself? To truly appreciate ourself and what we have to offer the world?
It is funny because we have all heard, and some of us have even said, the following, “He/she acts like he/she is God’s gift to the world.” It’s always meant in a negative way.. but guess what?! YOU, ME, and every person here really IS God’s gift to the world and it is about time we embrace that. Not out of conceit or arrogance but out of love, honor, gratitude, and making a difference.
There is absolutely no one else in the world who is you. And there will never again be another person in the world who is you. You have your own experiences, thoughts, perceptions, feelings, quirks, flaws, and talents. It is a special combination that only you possess. You can take this to the bank.. You have been put together perfectly to be.. YOU!
It takes 1 sperm in 100 MILLION to fertilize an egg. That one little sperm worked his ass off to make YOU! No other combination would have created you.. and that was just the beginning of the miracle. People say it is hard to write a bestselling book, record a gold record, and make the cut in the NFL and it IS. BUT the odds of making YOU are like winning the lottery!
If we treated ourselves as if we were a gift.. as if we were the miracle that we are, what could we accomplish? What would out daily life look like? How would that flow to the ones you love? And just what if everyone started truly living from a place of loving themselves.. what would the world look like?
Here is an excerpt from the book, “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero:
“Imagine what our world would look like if everyone loved themselves so much that they weren’t threatened by other people’s opinions or skin colors or sexual preference or talents or education or possessions or lack of possessions or religious beliefs or customs or their general tendency to just be whoever the hell they are. Imagine how different your reality would be (and the reality of everyone surrounding you) if you woke up every morning certain of your own lovability and your critical important role on this planet. And if you poo-pooed shame, guilt, self-doubt, and self-loathing and allowed yourself to be, do..”
Here is what I think..
I simply owe the world the best version of me I can be. There is but one huge “to do”; yet it is both a simple and difficult to do.. Love myself enough to be the best me that I can be.. period.
It is impossible to be the best version of myself without seeing myself as a the imperfect miracle that has been placed on this Earth to fulfill but one thing.. openly and freely offer the best of my talents, the best of my love, and to share my whole self. The world does not benefit from a censored and, therefore, mediocre version of me.
It is a woman with imperfections, pain, vulnerability, flaws; but it is also a woman full of empathy, generosity, and love.. that whole woman is the one meant to make a difference in this world.
What are your thoughts? Do you love yourself? Do you see yourself as the miracle that you are? If not, why? If yes, share your secrets below.
Some words of wisdom from Charles Chaplin..
“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”