What is loving yourself?
Hello everyone! I hope you enjoyed your Mother’s Day Weekend, the time in which we celebrated the contributions our mothers made in regard to our lives. Speaking of which, what if you applied your love towards your mother to yourself? What if you loved yourself like the best mother or father in the world? To be honest, in regard to what is loving yourself, I always think of self-love as treating yourself like a best friend. However, here is the catch: the treat — not the trick.
In other words, real self-love is removing ourselves from the equation while expressing love at the highest frequency. In the end, it all adds up. And, meditation is key to not only shifting from the fear to love frequency but also seeing love from the inside out. Indeed, love starts from within. It is a seed that must be nourished and grown accordingly. As such, this article will explain what is loving yourself and how to apply this to daily life:
- Non-judgmental acceptance
- Accepting Where you are
- Pampering Yourself
- Allowing Yourself to Fail
Ever since meditation teaches one how to be more okay with the grayer attributes of life, self-love is all about accepting yourself, faults, and all. Accordingly, it is essential to refute the internal negative dialogue. Without a doubt, most people struggle with this. Of course, self-judgment is counterproductive and inevitably leads to self-sabotaging behaviors. Therefore, it is vital to not place any conditions on how much you love yourself. Whereas people might only love you for what you can provide them, you must love yourself as you come. Remember, there is no one as special, unique, and talented ad you. So, if you have ever struggled with the idea of loving yourself, know what you deserve. You deserve to cut yourself some slack. Plus, we all make mistakes. Yet, we are much harder on ourselves than other people. Accordingly, if we are to love ourselves, we must be gentle. We must be gentle with ourselves if we expect to move. And, no matter what you did or didn’t do, you can be forgiven. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be forgiven. You’ve got to be forgiveness. Consequently, the more you meditate, the more you embody what you crave. Indeed, love starts with allowing yourself to be imperfect and leaving judgment of the cutting room floor.
Accepting Where You Are is Loving Yourself
In the end, it is not your fault where you are. Matter of factly, no one is to blame. Yet, you have the power to accept where you are to move forward. This is crucial because, in order to speed up, we must slow down. In other words, we have to access where we are at now to get insight into our condition. Only then can we understand why we are vibrating at our current state of awareness. As you can see, everything happens for a reason. And, sometimes, we can only move when we allow ourselves to be stuck. You are only kidding yourself if you pretend you are moving full speed ahead. I know, I know. Most would say that you’ve got to fake it ’til you make it, but there are exceptions to the rule. It is vital to be real and love yourself accordingly. Above all, your journey is uniquely your own and thus you gain this perspective of flow in the arms of meditation.
Pampering Yourself is Loving Yourself
Yes, you’ve got to give it to yourself. Not that you owe yourself the pampering treatment, but you still nonetheless deserve it. Whether it is taking a bath in Epson salt or bathing in nature, loving yourself comes in all shapes, sizes, and forms. And, as they say, there is more than one way to skin a cat. So, instead of working yourself half to death, work on giving yourself a break. Whenever your mind or body or both are telling you, “Hey man, I need a break can I just chillax bro?!! listen. Please do not take yourself for granted. You are special like that. Just by existing, you are an invaluable creature in which deserves unconditional love within and around. But, first and foremost, you must treat yourself the way in which you want to be treated. Again, like Henry Ford said, “whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.” Essentially, if you think you need to take a hike, eat your favorite dish, or bond with a loved one over a bonfire as you get immersed in the heart of nature. Whatever you do, make sure you do you. Because when you come out on the other side of tomorrow, you will be refreshed beyond measure.
Loving Yourself is Allowing Yourself to Fail
Without a doubt, you are going to fail at something in life. This can be in one area or in all areas. It doesn’t mean that you are a failure at everything but rather it is okay to fail at a little bit of everything. Again, this is all about mindset. You are only a failure if you think you are. And yet, know that this phase of your life will pass. Nothing lasts forever, yet, contrary to popular belief, everything is timeless. Of course, when you allow yourself to fail you are setting yourself up for a date with success, to say the least. Basically, you are preparing for the inevitable victory. Surely, it won’t be the first nor the last. After all, we’ve all got to break down to breakthrough. To reiterate, self-love is the best love because it is the unconditional type of love. And, part of loving yourself above all is allowing yourself to be messy, imperfect, and most important human. On top of this, you are the epitome of success. Moreover, know that you are amazing just the way you are to quote Bruno Mars. In the end, the simple awareness that you are on a journey, not a destination, makes the difference between creating walls and building bridges with the heart chakra within and thus around by extension. Indeed, implementing these four steps is just the iceberg of just how self-loved you are. What is loving yourself because of all odds?
Why not meditate on loving every part of yourself, faults and all?