“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” (Buddhist teaching)
No one is more deserving of your love and affection than you, yourself. Stop and breathe for a moment and let this message flow through you.— How often do you give your love and affection away, and somehow forget that you deserve love, too? It is so vitally important to realize that giving your love and affection is a gift, and it is one that you deserve to receive not just from others, but from yourself as well. In the giving of the gift of your love, I want you to also practice receiving this gift as well. How do you feel when you share your love (emotional, physical, spiritual) with someone?— Sit with this for a moment. Have you ever thought about the love you “give away”, and what it really means, or have you just operated on automatic pilot? Maybe you never thought about the value of your love, and what it really means to those who receive the gift of your love. When you give something (your time, your love, your affection, your caring, etc.) that you don’t think has any value, then people either receive your “gift” without any acknowledgement of its value, and you feel taken for granted, or when someone truly appreciates your love, your time, your affection, etc. you’re baffled; you minimize its worth, either out loud or in your own head, and this is not how you show yourself that you are lovable and worthwhile. I am asking you to please take a moment now and: Stop,— breathe,— and focus: Allow yourself to sit with the new awareness: “I am a valuable and worthwhile person and therefore when I give of myself I am giving something of true value and worth.”
Take a deep breath and allow yourself to feel more fully the truth of this statement. Just let the feelings flow through you. Does it resonate as true, or something you’d like to believe? New beliefs take time to feel “normal” as you move from less than positive feelings about yourself to a healthier and more positive view of who we are. “I am a valuable and worthwhile person and therefore when I give of myself I am giving something of true value and worth.” Say this statement again, out loud, so you can hear it in your ears, and feel the words come out of your mouth. It takes 28 days to make a habit, and loving yourself is a habit worth cultivating. Allow this statement to be your mantra this week, and say it aloud dozens of times each and every day. In order for this message to feel normal and comfortable you need to make it a regular part of your life. Creating positive self-esteem means feeling the discomfort of a new belief while you clear out the old negative messages that have held you back, bogged you down or created a feeling of powerlessness in your life. Today and going forward, own the message: “I am a valuable and worthwhile person and therefore when I give of myself I am giving something of true value and worth.” As I give to others in my life, I lovingly give the same back to myself. “You, yourself, are worthy of love, as much as anybody”. Remember, Who You are Is Enough, and Your love is a gift. As you learn to love yourself fully and completely, this message will feel not only natural and normal, but also uplifting and empowering.
My love is a gift. Feel the warmth of this truth flow freely through you as you take a slow, deep breath. Just allow yourself to sit with this feeling. Stay with it, and don’t dismiss it. Just breathe slowly and deeply. I am as deserving of my love and affection as the people in my life.—As the teaching goes: You yourself deserve your love and affection!
Please join Carmel-Ann and me on Wed. Feb. 8 when we offer our FREE teleseminar on Loving and Accepting Yourself… You can get details and register here: http://www.beingwellwithin.com/seminars-workshops/teleseminar-lovingyourself/
If you are ready for something more, check out our half day program… Discover Your Authentic Self: http://www.beingwellwithin.com/seminars-workshops/for-you/
We want what’s best for you, and we’re here to help when life throws you curves… Let’s stay connected… wishing you a loving week, Loren

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