To live the most meaningful, successful, happy life we must take time to rest and nourish ourselves. The most important relationship you have in life is with YOU so take care of you first before trying to do what you can for others. Sit in quiet with yourself to begin the day, then spend a minute here and there all throughout the day to pause, take a few deep breaths, and begin again. At night before bed, out away all the technology and just be with you, reflect on the day, learn the teachings it had for you then leave it all, sleeping with a clear mind and a grateful heart.
There is too much hate in this world to not love yourself, there are already too many people judging you, too many people not on your side.
So you might as well……..
Love yourself enough to walk away!
Love yourself enough to say NO!
Love yourself enough to detach from things that don’t bring you joy!
Love yourself enough to forgive yourself for judging yourself!
Love yourself enough to say I will, I can, I am!
Love yourself enough to believe you’re good enough!
Love yourself enough to be the person you wish to be!
Love yourself enough to look yourself in the mirror and say I love you and mean it!
Every great accomplishment began with the germ of an idea in the mind of a great person, then was shaped for practical usefulness and finally transformed into reality. Make your mind a fertile ground for ideas through constant study and learning, and condition through constant practice to discipline yourself to follow through on your good ideas. The most brilliant concept in the world is only a dream unless you take action. Even a mediocre idea that is put into practice is far more valuable than a flash of genius that languishes in a fallow, undisciplined mind.
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. ~Henry David Thoreau
Many times I’ve felt like I had reached my breaking point. Like I was one step away from tipping over the mountain into the valley of nothing. The mind accepts defeat more easily than it would a victory, in victory, there’s always doubt. In defeat, there is alway confidence. The mind tricks you into accepting self-defeat by playing stories of all those times that things did work out or didn’t go as you planned. It can trick you into believing that there is nothing left, no way to go and your goals a frivolous.
We are all human, with frailties, foibles, and insecurities. We each need to be appreciated for the uniqueness that makes us individual, and we need to be told that we are appreciated. Maintaining friendships requires effort and persistent expression, both in word and deed. Tell your friends often how much you appreciate them. Remember occasions that are important to them. Congratulate them upon their achievements. Most important of all, let them know that you are there for them whenever they need you.
Who has not at some time or other planted a bulb and enjoyed the pleasure of waiting for the plant to appear and develop, and ultimately produce the glorious flower itself? Notice here that you naturally plant the bulb and expect the flower, the hyacinth or the crocus, to follow. No sane person would dream of planting the flower and expecting a bulb to come up, yet in our general life, many of us do just that! We expect to begin with the flower. We think that we shall have desirable states of mind or body—happiness, freedom, health—if only we can change outer conditions in some way. Yet this is really trying to plant a flower because we are trying to put effect before cause.
The law of the universe is thought first, and then expression; and never can this law be reversed.