Dear Lovely People,
Self-Love is a very important aspect of our personality. Accepting ourselves for what we are and loving ourselves the way we are, working and dedicating our energies to growth and evolution is such a beautiful journey.
This journey starts with loving ourselves first, as Oscar Wilde once said “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”
Dear ones, please don’t forget to Love yourselves.
Many times, a lot of energy is spent looking for love “out there”. This outward search often fails to deliver what we “expect” from the other, making us go from one relationship to another and to another leading to dejection, resulting in loss of faith in relationships, togetherness, romance and Love. 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.
For any spiritual minded person the first step towards the search of love begins by going “within” for when we look deep within and find Love inside us, the external search ends. Love comes to us automatically from all directions. The journey of Love becomes a glide on the clouds of happiness.
The only way to see Love out there is through eyes of Love, often called in Yoga as “divyachakshu” means the Divine Vision.
The “7 Days to Self-love” Programme
Each day, try one technique to generate Self-Love. I suggest you practice one technique for an entire day and then the next day try the next one. By the end of the week, I am confident that there will be Love blossoming in your heart for yourself.
Look in the Mirror (preferably a full length mirror) and look into your own eyes, and talk to yourself. Talk as if you are talking to some one very close to you. Share your deepest secrets and express your love to who you see in the mirror.
Go for a short walk (or long depending on the time at hand), just with yourself, in your solitude, you, you and just you. And have a nice time. Don’t think of anyone in this time except yourself and try to feel a sense of love towards yourself.
Treat yourself to a dinner, or a movie or a gift, not for any reason but just because you Love yourself.
Allow yourself to see how many of your actions in your life are driven by your need to please others. Are you trying to please others to hide looking at yourself? Allow yourself to see what would be available to you if your first commitment was to please yourself. How would that affect your sense of worthiness, joy, and self-love?
Use your first name, and with every letter of your name write down words that make you feel good… Example – Paul, P = peaceful, A= Amicable
Pen a song about yourself, set it to a nice tune and sing it to yourself or to others.
Close your eyes and picture in your mind someone or something you love unconditionally. Choose a specific situation, recall specific details (e.g. time of day, person’s clothing, etc), then “gaze” at the image of the loved one for a few moments in your mind’s eye. Make your mental image as vivid and detailed as you can.