It is the day after Valentine’s Day and it just seemed fitting to explore the topic of love. In our world we are taught that being in love is when we find our soul mate and life partner. There is actually another way to look at being “in love.”
How often have you said to yourself – I will venture out and find love when I am slimmer, when I finish my degree, when the kids leave home and so on. It is always somewhere in the future. The truth is we are afraid. So we stay safe by not being out in the world until we ‘are ready’. We are told to find someone to complete us, and to look outside ourselves for love.
Here is what you might want to consider. We really need to fall in love with ourselves. And why is that? We have more to offer when we feel whole and complete from within.
“A massive and essential part of self-love is forgiveness and acceptance.
So while you’re making an effort and striving to be the best person you can be, at the
same time you need to recognize your own humanity.
Try not to hold yourself to impeccable standards,
and just do the best you can right now.”
– Gala Darling
Being in love is “being IN love” – loving from within first and foremost. We learn to love ourselves by looking within and learning to truly fall in love with ourselves loving who we are, how we look – exactly as we are right now.
Buy yourself some gorgeous flowers, have a bath with lavender and rose petals, wrap yourself in a thick luxurious robe and celebrate the wonder of your amazing unique self.
“Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakes.”
– Carl Jung
I wish you an abundant 2017 filled with much love, passion and adventure. As always I am here to support you in this life journey – and welcome your feedback.