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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Answer

Whether you're feeling grumpy, lonely, thrilled, frustrated, afraid, confused, inspired, angry, depressed, connected, numb, guilty, irritated, full, cynical, empty, beautiful, needy, regretful, ugly, sad, happy, vulnerable, full of hope or empty of it, contracted or released

I believe 
the answer is 

Photo by Kevin Moul       Me in Taos, New Mexico

From brilliant poets to inspirational writers and the great sages of all time, each had espoused one and the same: love within yourself leads you to love for all. It is the secret to living fully. Through self-love, you lay the foundation to becoming your greatest potential.  Evelyn Lim

I believe that my capacity for loving others is directly dependent on my capacity to love myself first.  

I can't heal & love others until I heal & love myself.  Besides, it's all completely interconnected--what I do for myself, I do for others.  What I do for others, I do for myself. It's all the same.  The only separation is the one my mind creates.

So often we leave ourselves out of the equation.  We resist our feelings, we resist who we are.  We think we need to be more of this & less of that.  When we resist ourselves, we are not loving ourselves.  I believe if we all took the time to love/nurture/accept/embrace/pamper/understand/have compassion for ourselves, all would be healed.  

Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.- Rumi

*What are some ways you show yourself love?  Are you willing to commit  to taking time each day to do more of that?  I'm learning that it makes all the difference.

*And while you're at it, write yourself/body a love you can read over and over and over again--make it a mushy one!

Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.  Alan Cohen 

P.S:  Speaking of love...if you haven't already, skip over to my friend Alia's beautiful new website.  If you have a desire to do deep work with an amazingly compassionate & wise woman, she's the one.

PPS:  Your support for my dream touched me deeply.  Each of you who left your words  here, thank you so so much.


  1. Julia;
    This was beautiful, thank you! Perfect for me tonight! Your words are sincere and spoke directly to my heart!

  2. what you say is true. I have been battling those feelings lately and the only logical response is love.

  3. I am going to write myself that letter. very beautiful, powerful words here. my letter should be interesting. it is a great idea.

  4. That beautiful photo of you is exactly how I envision you. Your love radiates so far and wide my dear friend. I am so happy to see that you are taking time every day to love yourself. How important this is for each one of us to be reminded of. Thank you for this wisdom.

    Love you,

  5. This is so true. Have you ever heard of the documentary, May I Be Frank? It is so so good. Basic premise is this post. Love you.

  6. PS: I love that photo of you.


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♥ Julia