AS I BEGAN TO LOVE MYSELF

Beltivate
Posted February 15, 2019 from Cameroon
As i began to love myself
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.

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 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.

 

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Jill Langhus
Feb 16
Feb 16

Hi Beltivate,

Thanks for sharing your wise post, and life lessons. Good luck with your story submission.

Beltivate
Feb 17
Feb 17

Thank you

Jill Langhus
Feb 17
Feb 17

You're welcome.

Beautiful reflection of learning to love ourselves. Thank you for sharing, sister.

Beltivate
Feb 17
Feb 17

Welcome sister

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