Loving Yourself

Swan Reflections
As I Began To Love Myself I understood that at any cirumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at exactly the right moment. So I could be calm. Today, I call this Self Confidence.
As I Began To Love Myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs That I was living against my own truth. Today, I call this Respect.
As I Began To Love Myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today, I call this Maturity.
As I Began To Love Myself I stopped stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do, and that makes my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today, I call that Honesty.
As I Began To Love Myself I freed myself of anything that is not good for my health- food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this a healthy egoism. Today, I call this Love of Oneself.
As I Began To Love Myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that this is Modesty.
As I Began To Love Myself 
I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I live only for the moment, where everything is happening.
Today, I live each day, day by day, and I call it “Fullfillment.” (Consciousness)

As I Began To Love Myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection, Wisdom of the Heart. We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS LIFE!

Charlie Chaplin on his 70 birthday 16 April 1959.