You may have grown up your whole life thinking loving yourself was selfish.
You may have been taught that the best thing to do is to always be helping others and giving in order to receive.
You may have grown up with romantic fantasies that one day your prince charming would ride in to your rescue on a white horse or a gorgeous angel would fulfill all of your deepest desires.
Guess what!? You are that prince charming and you are that gorgeous angel.
It might sound corny, but Self Love is for those who also already have all the external love from the world that they desire: fame, fortune, family, romance.
Too many people today feel a deep emptiness despite all the love and abundance they have in their lives. Too many more are truly isolated and lonely.
Self Love is your ticket to awakened joy, love, and internal balance. Self Love is not selfish. Self Love actually replenishes the well of all the amazing energy that you so deeply wish to share with others.
Everyday Self Love Meditation Practice:
Sit in a quiet place free from distractions.
Place one hand on your heart.
Place the other hand on your belly.
Take a deep breath in through your nose
Feel your belly expand below your hand
Then let out a big audible sigh.
Continue to breath deeply, with your hands in this position.
In through your nose and out through your mouth.
On the exhale, say to yourself, “I Love You.”
“I love your toes! I love your ears. I love your nose!”
“I love the way you smile and the way you say hello!”
“I love your style and the way you move!”
“I love the way my life just flows!”
“I love how handsome and beautiful you are!”
“I commit to loving you every day.”
Write your own Self Love poem about yourself.
Write it on an index card and tape it to your mirror.
Every time you stand in front of your mirror read your Self Love Poem, out loud if possible.
Then go to a quiet space and sit for 5-30 minutes breathing deeply. Focus your attention on your third eye, which is the point right between your eyebrows. With each exhale continue to tell yourself all the positive affirmations that come to mind. (You can whisper them or repeat them silently in your head.) If you are having a rough day and negative thinking is overwhelming your consciousness, you may find it easier to repeat the same sentence over and over again,like a mantra. “I love you! I love you! I love you!”
Do this practice at least once per day and/or throughout the day when ever you remember.
Thank you for taking the time to recognize yourself for all your gifts.
As in cognitive therapy, this Self Love Meditation practice is designed to replace your negative thinking patterns with positive ones, in order to change the way you feel in every moment of your life. This practice will change how you think about other people, your future, and yourself.