Sometime ago I was asked this question “Name one thing that you love about your everyday life?”
I sat there and pondered this question for a good few minutes, but my mind still drew blank. I started searching all the files in the cabinet of my brain categorized “Everyday Life”…absoluetly nothing was found. At that moment I had a huge slap of realization, an opheniny, the reason that I could not answer the question was because I didn’t love my life. Instead, my life was comprised of wishful thinking of all the people’s lives I wish I had and could live. A sad truth, but it
holds held to be true for me, and probably tons of other people too.
We all get so caught up in wishing and wanting the lives of people we see on TV, in movies, in magazines or anyone who we think has it all. What the heck does having it all even mean? We gravitate towards this embodiment of happiness like a magnet and let jealously step into our consciousness. Clinging onto jealously we begin to think life is not fair, I’ll never be happy, rich enough, skinny enough or pretty enough. God, I so badly wish I could be him or her, I hate being me. The feeling of helplessness, pity, anger, unworthiness and sadness overwhelms the mind, as it continues to search for answers to why? These may be daunting to answer, but there is a solution: start loving yourself and believing that being you is your biggest strength, it is the x-factor. A simple change in your beliefs and perceptions about yourself are your get out of jail card: the jail of fear, fear of being you.
Our potential is only ever limited in the way that we say it is — the way allow it to be. – Panache Desai
TODAY, give yourself 5 compliments. Write them down, do this everyday. Why not just make a “Compliment Journal” while your at it? When you allow yourself to receive it from yourself, then only you open the door to allow and receive it from others. We can’t expect others to give us something that we can’t give ourselves. Its about retraining your mind to think differently about yourself.
Be who you are, be as you as you can be, thats why you are. Express your magnificence, your only purpose is to be who you came here to be. – Anita Moorjani