Have you ever kissed or hugged yourself? Did you know that doing these two things can actually open your heart chakra (http://www.healer.ch/Chakras-e.html ) and physically help you to feel more loving towards yourself and others.
We all know the “cliché” (it’s only a cliché because it’s true!) that in order to love others, we must first love ourselves. This is based on the premise that one cannot give what one does not have first. How on earth can we share a loaf of bread with others if we first do not make sure we reach out and accept this loaf of bread for ourselves?
Even Jesus understood this basic premise – he fed people before he preached to them because he knew he must first show his love (feeding someone is one of the most wonderful acts of love towards humanity) to his listeners and in return they would be open to his loving message.
However, how do we love ourselves when most days we don’t always feel that great about ourselves or our lives? I will end this blog with a great video by Louise Hay about how to begin feeling love towards ourselves and how to practice loving ourselves.
Top FIVE Experts on Loving Yourself:
1. Jesus said of loving yourself:
“And the Commandment is Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:31)
Of course Jesus was saying that we must love others, but most importantly he mentions that we must love them like we love ourselves which he understood is really the most important aspect of being able to give and receive love. We cannot give or receive love from anyone unless we understand what it is to love ourselves.
3. The Buddha on loving yourself:
“You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
4. Debbie Ford on loving yourself (the good, the bad and the ugly):
“I think I would tell everybody that you have the right to love all of who you are. The dark and the light. The good and the bad. The human and the divine. The weak and the strong. The meanness and the kindness. The selfish and the selfless. That is why we are here. That’s real love. That’s learning to love. We’re here to learn to love all of who we are. When we love all of who we are, we love all of who everyone else is. It’s easy to love yourself when you wake up feeling good and you have enough money and enough health and all the things we look for. But is that even love? Our job is that stretch. How do I love myself when I’m broke, or how do I love myself when I feel insignificant, or insecure, or angry? That is our birthright. That’s when we return to wholeness. It is really the hardest thing a human can do – is to love all of one’s self.”
5. Louise Hay on Loving Yourself:
***May you spend the rest of day feeling love for yourself – remember it is not so much a feeling, but a vibrational frequency that you can tune in to whenever you choose – dial into the Love Station 101.5 and keep it programmed in your mind!
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