"Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow." Margaret Fuller I would add - Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow in love. That back and forth flow of loving ourselves which spreads outward to others while dipping into the big pool of love that is available to all of us.
I would also add - it's important to like ourselves, too.
Do you like yourself? Check in and intuitively give yourself a number from 0 to 10 with 10 as the optimal rating.
Simply notice where you stand without judgment. Notice how your body feels when you rate yourself in this way - really telling the truth about yourself. Does your energy increase or decrease? Do you want to stand taller or does your rating have you want to slump downward?
What would have to happen for you to like yourself even more? Notice if you go to places in your mind that you really can't change like body structure or certain limitations that are inherent in just being you. For instance, I'm naturally awkward. Likely won't change even when I take it very slowly. It's just me.
What would today be like if you spent the day noticing what you do like about yourself? Notice what seeds of growth are being planted in your sacred garden of love.
I allow my heart to open to the love that's there for me that lives in the One Heart. I take the time to notice all that I like about myself. I enjoy the happiness in my heart that bubbles up when I smile...at me. I am worthy of this right now.
© 2009 Jeannie Campanelli, Inner Confidence Coaching. All Rights Reserved.
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