The Love for Self
Most of us have the biggest problem of all when it comes to loving ourselves.
Try this as an exercise:
Every time you see yourself in the mirror, give yourself a wink and say (you don’t have to say it out loud if you don’t want to) ‘I love you’. I know, the first time I tried this I laughed, it is hard to take yourself seriously but try it over and over again and see the change in how you perceive yourself. I noticed that instead of picking out my flaws in the mirror, I started to see and admire the positive attributes of my body.
“…see past your perceived imperfections and look at the magnificent being you are.”
This is not an intention to be Narcissistic but an attempt to acknowledge yourself and the deep connection you have with your body and consciousness. So, look at yourself in that mirror and fall in love with yourself, see past your perceived imperfections and look at the magnificent being you are.
The love for self is the glue that will bind you together and the strength of the adhesive you use will determine your longevity and health whilst you are in form.
“You need to accept compliments as if they were a gift…”
Try to also receive compliments gracefully.
Can You Receive a Compliment?
A lot of us feel uncomfortable with compliments and either resist the gifting of a compliment or deny it completely.
When you do this you are inadvertently telling yourself that you are not worthy. You need to accept compliments as if they were a gift, you need not take them personally (as in identify with them which is your ego at play) but just acknowledge them without rebuttal.
You are worthy of praise and should accept it in kind.
The above article has been an extract from my latest book ‘Divine You — Redefining Love in the New Earth’ which is available now through all good bookstores.