First I'd like to send out thanks and hugs to everyone who's supporting my blog and the novel, Light on Water, published this week. Thanks too for your music video suggestions, I've included them-- keep 'em coming-- they're great!
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I’ve heard it said repeatedly that you cannot love another person, until you’ve learned to love yourself. Hint: if what you’re doing has an ulterior motive (to make others like you, love you, need you, or to impress others) then what you’re doing is not love. Love doesn’t have strings attached.
“How do I love myself, where do I start?”
I’ve been asked this question far too many times. Just start with the basics... Treat yourself as though you were a dear friend, or a cherished child. When you’re tired—sleep, rest. Take a nap. When you’re hungry, eat wholesome food that you like… wear comfortable clothes that express your unique style—buy the best that you can afford.
Remember: It's necessary to love and accept yourself as you are....
You're exactly the way you're supposed to be in this instant.
And when you make mistakes, don’t put yourself down for being human. Try to think of mistakes as ‘learning devices’ and let it go. Again, treat yourself as you would a dear friend. When your friends make mistakes, you wouldn’t put them down. Don’t treat yourself badly either. Instead treat yourself now and then to something that a friend would love – good seats to a game or concert, a whole day of watching your favorite movie marathons, dinner at a great restaurant, vacation days.
"You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you."
Song of Solomon, chapter 4, verse 7