A beautiful friend of mine recently gave me this card & I love it so much. I've taped it to my bathroom mirror, the one I look in every morning and every night. It reminds me to breathe. Each time I look at it, I ask the same question; What would that look like--to love myself more than I ever thought possible?
I know that I want to always be moving toward this greater love for self. I know it is the love, or lack of, we give, or don't give, to ourselves that affects all else. When we fill ourselves first, that fullness can spill over onto others in a real and authentic way...no need to sacrifice ourselves, or deplete our precious energy supply to please others. From this place of pleasing ourselves, all else flows. I'm sure of this.
So, this morning, in the 3 hours I have to myself before picking up my little ones from "Harry Potter camp," I am asking myself what this loving myself would look like for me today. Here are the answers that have come...
Take deep, conscious breaths
Step away from the computer for the rest of the day (after I post this!)
Stay where I am, not allowing my thoughts to pull me into worry and planning. Let go of energy-draining stories
Stretch my tired, sore body
Let the hell go of things I have absolutely no control over
Choose to trust that all is exactly as it should be, find the gifts in what IS
Say thank you for all of the abundance in my life
Meditate (something I did just before coming here)
Choose to trust that my way is just right
Walk on the beach with my dear friend Jill and listen closely to the sounds of the sea
Okay, it's your turn now. What would loving yourself look like for you today?