Recently a friend and I were singing our mutual favorite 10,000 Maniacs song on hike, “These are days to remember…we are blessed and lucky.” And I am continually aware of how challenging these times are, and yet how grateful I am for the presence of mind and resilience that my mindfulness practices have anchored in my experience.
Take a moment to sit quietly and allow yourself to be grateful for those things about yourself that you can truly count on. What can you trust about yourself – for sure? You might write a bit on this in your journal. This is a powerful way to get in touch with your love of yourself. Just bring to mind what you can count on in you, and how good it feels to be able to trust that – and see if you can feel the love expanding within.
You can certainly experience this as just a warm fuzzy, “Isn’t that nice.” But there is more to this practice than meets the eye. Your success in life, whether in relationship, or professional, or physical, will be in direct proportion to your love of yourself.
I’m not talking about achievement. Because it is definitely possible to achieve significant things and have gobs of self-loathing going on – yes? I’m talking about the greatness that comes from enduring, mutually fulfilling, joyful, authentic, self-expression. That is the gold in life.
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Peace inside, peace outside.