Saturday, May 7, 2011

Loving Yourself

For an enhanced reading experience, please play the song while reading. LOL 

I believe...loving yourself isn't about accepting your flaws and all. It isn't about being okay with what you don't like about yourself. Loving about putting in the time and effort to change those things you don't like so you can become the best 'you' you can ever even dare or dream to be...

Loving yourself is working out until your shirt is dripping wet with sweat for that body you've always wanted or the desired health.
Loving yourself is studying into the wee hours of the night for that big A+..for nothing beats a proper education in life.
Loving yourself is going to church, the temple, the synagogue, the mosque, the little quiet quaint place in your heart as often as possible to tend to your spiritual health.
Loving yourself is giving a crap about what you look like. Self-presentation isn't about impressing others, it's about caring enough to give a damn about yourself. You are one sexy ass human-being, take care of that sexy ass and take the extra 5 mins to put on a nice shirt.
Loving yourself is learning everything you've always wanted to learn-piano, guitar, dancing, singing...algebra. Everything and anything.
Loving yourself is dancing in front of the mirror or singing at the top of your lungs..just for the hell of it...because it feels good.
Loving yourself is fixing anything you dislike about yourself- that short temper, lack of patience, lack of ambition, the ego the size of the universe, or the 'take me or leave me' mentality.
Most importantly, loving yourself is about loving others. We are created equal. We are all connected, linked. To love yourself is to love and respect others, to love and respect mother nature, to love and respect this magnificent creation we're all a part of in some way.

Love yourself today. Stop taking the easy way out by saying, 'this is who I am, this is just who I am, take it or leave it, this is who I am.'
No, take the path less taken and actually be you...the 'you' you've always wanted to be.


mimi said...

great POST! I've just begun to love myself for the first time in my life. Still got a long way to go...

thanks for sharing...i enjoy reading this ^_^

Phamtastic said...

Regardless of the long journey ahead, I commend you for even starting it. Many people out there are zombiefied..they go on day by day-comfortable, lethargic, lazy. You took the initiative to make a difference in your life. The best steps to take are the little one step at a time. Thank you for loving yourself and becoming a better human-being for you, for all of us. 8)