"So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of
these is love."
Why is it hard to unconditionally love ourselves? Why do we find comfort in blaming ourselves when situations arise beyond our control? Is it during these self-fleeting moments we gain an inch of control by blaming the only thing closest to ourselves, our hearts? Why do we continually plague ourselves with unjust comments and ridicules that ultimately stab blasphemises at our great creator? After all, didn't God create us in his own likeness? Then why do we taunt ourselves knowing full well we are born from such innate good?
-Because loving ourselves is just plain difficult. We are our own worst critic and for some diabolically insane reason, we feel we must have harmony each day in our precious lives or we must be to blame. If our weight is not ideal, we are not working hard enough and we are sloth. If a family member or friend is beyond reaching, we wonder how we could have done things differently contemplating how we could have personally changed his/her fate.
But do we hold the deck of cards? Are we the dealers of fate? Of course not! We merely play the hands hoping for a win from time to time knowing full well that NO ONE wins each hand. And that my friend is the key to life, "No one wins each hand." And once we accept this, life becomes bearable.
How do we battle these daily up and downs? By learning to love yourself. The Bible says, "So now faith, hope, and love abide, these are the three; but the greatest is love." Was God just speaking of loving others? No, he was talking about loving ourselves, too. God wants us to accept ourselves unequivocally, unconditionally and with total love. Then, and only then, can we weather the storms that follow.
How do we do this? This immense requirement set in front of us? One step helps:
Twice a day look into the mirror
Say, "I accept myself unconditionally, RIGHT NOW!"
Stare into your eyes for 30 seconds.
Do this for 30 days
In the beginning you'll hear many negative thoughts. But as the days and weeks pass, something inside will click, a change beginning on the horizon. You'll reap the benefits by the end of the month with a new positive outlook on life.
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