Today, I wish to love myself, just myself.
I can’t remember when was the last time I truly love myself, but today, I just want to love myself.
Loving myself is not pampering myself with material stuff;
Loving myself is not indulging in enjoyment for the whole day, whole week, month or year;
Loving myself is not pushing myself to achieve my goals, climbing the corporate ladder, chasing after money and power;
Loving myself is not being selfish; it’s not about being out there to take advantage of others so that I can get something out of it.
Loving myself is not being selfish, it’s not disregarding what and how others feels, but more of disregarding what others think of me.
Loving myself is just simply loving myself;
I want to appreciate all that I have, not the surroundings, not the people around me, but my body, my soul and my personality.
I want to acknowledge that imperfection in itself is perfection, and love all my strengths and weaknesses.
I shall love myself just like the way I love my loved ones, my parents, my family, my lover, my friends and on and on.
I shall listen to what my heart has to say to me. And I shall tell myself: “I love you, and I’m listening.”
Many a times, we spent time listening to our loved ones, or our friends or our colleagues, or even strangers on television programmes talking about their problems, their sorrows, their challenges.
But have we listened to our own heart and thoughts? Have we truly love ourselves? Or have we neglected our inner souls and children while focusing on others?
Today, I shall love myself and cure myself of all the wounds.
When I’m tired, I shall advise myself to just rest and relax. Do not think about anything but just relax. Put all those unhappy moments aside, cast all the challenges aside, throw all the worries out of the window and let peace come into my soul.
When I feel lonely, I shall spend time with myself, listening to the deepest voice within me, just like when I tried my best to spend time to listen to my loved ones when they were lonely.
When I am upset, I comfort myself with words of encouragement the way I comforted others. I will tell myself that no matter what happens, I’ll be there for myself, just like the moon who will always shower us with love in the dark nights.
When I am angry or upset, I shall touch my own heart and ask myself, whatever or whoever cause me the anger, have I not done the same thing to others? I shall then calm myself down and be with myself.
The blue sky will always be there, no matter I am angry or happy, just like I will always love my loved ones, no matter they are angry or upset.
When it’s time to eat, I shall not skip meals for I will not want to see my loved ones skip their meals too. I show concern and remind my loved ones to be take their meals, and to be careful. But when did I last show myself such concerns?
I shall forgive and forget. It’s good to be forgetful at times, for I will forget all the unhappy moments. For those moments I can’t forget, I choose to forgive.
Forgiving those who have hurt me, and forgiving myself for hurting others.
Forgive and I shall be forgiven.
Today, I shall love myself and be myself. I certainly do not wish to see my loved ones to not be themselves for the sake of career, fame, popularity, or even money. So I shall not behave the same way I don’t want my loved ones to behave.
I touch my heart, with my right hand, and my left hand on top of my right hand, look deeply within, and tell myself: “I love you, and I’m listening.”
I can be not a social animal, I can be not a team player, I can be not a good politician in the company, I can be not a good Son, good Father, good lover, good Friend or a good colleague, but I accept who I am, for I know, only those who knows me well will love me for who I am.
“I love you, and I’m listening”
Only through loving myself, then I can truly understand what I need, and my purpose of life. I know I am nowhere near to understanding myself and my purpose of life, but I will not stop pursuing.
Only through loving myself, then I can fill myself with the purest love, love that becomes selfless, and by having this selfless love, then I can love the people whom I claim to love.
In the journey to seek for self happiness, I transformed myself into love.
I am love.
I am being loved.
And I deserve to be loved.
As I sit in my meditation position, upright with eyes closed, I tell myself: “I love myself, and I’m listening.”