Today, what I wanted to talk about is self-love. I've been on my own spiritual journey for many years and it is always going to keep evolving and turning into something else; I realized just this past week that that was one of my struggles with self-love. I hold myself to a very high standard and I think most of you would agree that we are harder on ourselves than we are on other people. I feel very understanding and patient with other people and the journey that they're on. But for whatever reason, I am not easy on myself and I think that blocks me from truly manifesting what I want in life.
Back then, when I think of really loving myself, I’ll only begin to do so when I reach this fitness goal, when I finally get my business to take off, or when I'm in control of my finances. I wasn't really being present and I wasn’t loving myself in the moment of every day. I always felt like I needed to take one more class, I needed to learn just a little bit more, or I needed to have a little bit more experience. But the thing is, I don’t.
I need to start loving myself in the here and now.
Yesterday, I found myself inspired by this quote I have from my calendar which says:
“I have come here to learn to love myself more and to share that love with all those around me.”
So that's what I'm doing today; I am sharing my love with you. Self-love, love for others. I just felt like this was so important because I think a lot of us struggle with this. I put myself on such a high pedestal, I set these high goals for myself, and every time I’m just about to reach that goal, there are always new goals, new levels, new things. I never really reach any of that end because it never stops.
But at the end of the day, it really is about the journey. I know, it’s really cliche, but I thought I understood this concept until I realized how often I would get stressed and how often I would feel so heavy. And then it just hit me: I wasn’t accepting myself as I am all this time. I was always focused on the gap between here and where I want to be. But the thing is, there’s always going to be a gap because you're always going to be growing. You’re always going to be setting new goals and you're going to always want to grow and be a better person.
And that's the journey of life—expanding yourself and expanding the best version of yourself that there is.
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