In order for us to flourish, we need love. What does it mean for you to feel loved? How can you experience that love? What can you do yourself to experience your love? I encourage you to really look into this last question because all too often we are looking for love outside of us – all the while we’re beating ourselves up.
I am very good at that! Whenever i do something to nourish myself there’s chatter coming along that takes away the nourishment. I enjoy the warmth of the shower (“you shouldn’t take such a long shower! it’s a waste of water!”). I indulge in a piece of good chocolate (“you shouldn’t eat so much chocolate! you’re already fat!”). I take a break to look out the window (“you don’t have time for a break! you’re lazy!”). I enjoy yoga in the sun (“you’re so stiff it’s pathetic! people are going to think you’re a total loser!”). That’s not love! Today, i will lovingly remind myself to let go of these judgments, after all they are a waste of time and energy. (Note that i wrote “lovingly” – “you shouldn’t think that” is not lovingly 😉 ). This is something i can do to let more love flow through my life. What will you do?