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Love Yourself!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Love Yourself!

The Art of Self-Compassion is when we learn to treat ourselves with the same love and compassion we would have for others regardless of their faults and short-comings. So many of us have been taught to give to others even if that means sacrificing our own goals and dreams. If we don't, then the world views us as selfish. But the reality is, when we take time to care for our own needs then we have so much more to offer others in our life.

We must learn to forgive ourselves. Just like we forgive others who have wronged us.

We must learn to talk nicely about ourselves, just like we do to our children, family and our friends.

We must learn to embrace the challenges life throws our way and not consider any short-comings a failure on our part.

We must learn to take time out for ourselves, whether that is going for a nice walk, taking a nap or having a good cry. This allows us to recharge our batteries.

We must learn to be kind to ourselves regardless of what the scale reads. If someone judges me on my looks that speaks more of them, than it does of me.

We must learn to accept our own imperfections. None of us are infallible. We will make mistakes, but we must treat ourselves with kindness.

So my challenge to you is to begin the process of embracing the person you are TODAY--not the person you were. Not the person you long to be, BUT the person you are at this very moment. When we love who we are, in all our faults and imperfections than we are able to move forward and give ourselves the best gift of all--SELF-COMPASSION! Unknown

Sorry that it is rather long, but I REALLY loved it!
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    2733 days ago
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    Awesome girl! That is beautiful, like you! Woo Hoo! You rock! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2789 days ago
    SO true! Thank you for reminding us!
    2803 days ago
    Thanks so much for this blog Monica. And now I know where it is so I can access it when needed. There is a common theme this year between your blog and your quotes that is quite lovely. Thanks for sharing and keeping us true to ourselves!
    2804 days ago
    That is a wonderful blog! My BFFs and I realized when we were on our cruise last month how many times a day we say uncomplimentary things about ourselves. Using the "F" word (fat) We put a mug on the table and when you said a hurtful thing about yourself, you had to put a dollar in. We had $31 by the end of the cruise...

    I'm working on that love thing... :-)
    2805 days ago
    What a wonderful blog. You are 100% correct. If we can't love ourselves, no one else can love us either and we can't love others. Blessings to you.
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    2806 days ago
    2806 days ago
    Per Leo Buscaglia, "Love yourself for if you can't love you haw can you expect others to?"

    Make Today a Great Day!
    2806 days ago
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