It is time to start honoring yourself for who you are instead of putting yourself down. It’s time to let go of your “mental meanie” and old habits that no longer serve you.
Release your fears, doubts and feeling of unworthiness. It’s time to find your true self, your gifts and your passion in life. When you are clear on who you are and let that joy shine through to others, then, you are making a difference in other people’s lives around you.
Just for today, choose to honor yourself and see yourself as a wonderful person who is kind, worthy, loving and good enough. You are an incredible person who touches a lot of lives, even if you don’t know how you touch others. It is like the ripple effect. When you smile at someone in the grocery store, you made them feel special. They in turn smile at someone else at the gas station and the smile travels along to other people. Who knows? Maybe that smile traveled to someone on the other side of the world!
Choose to honor yourself on a deeper level. Start validating yourself. Don’t look for love, worthiness or approval from other people. One must feel the self-love first before it can go out into the world and come back to you. The worthiness you seek comes from within you and then it goes out into the world.
The more self-love and honor you have, the less you will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection and self-rejection comes from the image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to it.
Self-love and honoring one’s self is about being kind to yourself, resting when you are tired, eating when you are hungry, and thinking kind thoughts about yourself. Remember: You are a wonderful person who is kind, worthy, loving and good enough. Just for today, why not honor the person who you are. What can you do to honor yourself today?
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Do you allow yourself to be happy? Did you know that some people will not allow themselves to be happy? All they do is complain or find something wrong with everything or person around them.
When you allow yourself to be happy, you are really giving yourself permission to be happy, valued, loved, and appreciated, which can only come from one source. Only one person can make you happy and that person is you. Why not give yourself permission to be happy. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks you are capable of or deserve. It only matters what you believe about yourself. By giving yourself permission you fill your most basic needs, which are safety, belonging, self approval and love. When you give yourself permission to be happy you can completely override your inner system of emotions.
This system of emotions is controlled by your responses to different experiences that you have had in your life and it’s calibrated to what you think you deserve. If your system is calibrated too low, then you will start to feel out of balance, whenever you begin to experience success in your life. This is because internally you feel that you don’t actually deserve success. This out of balance will cause emotional conflict. You don’t need to feel that you deserve happiness either. You just need your own permission to fully experience it. There is no reason to make happiness, love or success conditional. You don’t need to measure up to some self-imposed standard, so that you feel like you deserve it. All you need is your own permission!
Would you like to give yourself permission to be happy? Great!
Put your hand on your heart and say with me, “I ask myself for permission to be happy.” Take a deep breath and allow it in. You can put your hand down now.
As you go about your day look for ways that you can be happy. It’s all in your attitude. Put a smile on your face and be happy. If you enjoyed this post sign up for a free e-book 53 Insightful Tips to bring more happiness into your life.
By Jolen Philbrook