I will not be famous or great. I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped or stereotyped. The thing is to free oneself: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded. Virginia Woolf.
Self-love is the foundation key to the life of love, joy, peace, happiness that we are looking for. “Well ordered self-love is right and natural”. Thomas Aquinas.
Loving yourself unconditionally is vital in order to embrace all of our sense of self-worth. Loving every part of self is needed in order for us to grow. Many people are taken aback by suggesting a love of self, believing that we already love ourselves enough: but why then are we so full of judgements, fears, failures and doubts?
“Self-love my liege is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting”. Shakespeare.
In “The Biology of Belief,” Dr. Bruce Lipton, states that if you want to know what you really think of yourself; of your level of self love, of how you treat yourself, and then just take a good look at your life. He believes that our subconscious limiting beliefs run our lives; that our life is a print out of our subconscious mind. The resolution is self love. “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.” John O’Donohue.
The degree to which an individual is stuck and struggling in their life correlates to the limiting beliefs or their negative subconscious beliefs that they are holding true for themselves. “Self talk reflects your innermost feelings.” Asa Don Brown.
If all this is true, then we are always manifesting our lives based on our subconscious values. These values are determining our world. Our values are dictating our life and consequently our destiny. “The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self.” Albert Einstein.
“To thine own self be true.” Shakespeare.
Be true to yourself, to know your own self worth, to love yourself unconditionally you must be aware of these beliefs, these values that are running your life. “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, be it “Goethe.
If you pay attention to the core issue of self love and become aware of the values that are true for you, you start living your life by your choices not others or what others choose for you. “We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.” Malcolm X.
When you do this you take back your power, you begin to live life from a place of being not from a place of lack. You take charge of your life and live it your way.
“For what is man, what has he got? If not himself then he has naught. To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels. The record shows I took the blows and did it my way......... Yes it was my way.” Frank Sinatra 1968.