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.
Join Natalie's Email List for updates on Free Masterclasses, Soul Mastery School Enrollment, and other exclusive perks!
Fill in the information below to get instant access by email.