[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Excerpt from What Did I Learn Today?
"Self-love is simply appreciating the miracle of my own being. When I
really love myself, I cannot hurt myself, and I cannot hurt another person.
It begins with self-acceptance and self-love. I no longer wait to be
perfect in order to love myself. I accept myself exactly as I am, right
here and now.
Self hatred is really only hating your own thoughts. Don't hate yourself
for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts. Acknowledge that you
created them to fulfill a need. Now you are finding new, positive ways to
fulfill those needs. So lovingly release the old negative patterns."
Loving yourself is the catalyst of living a healthy and abundant life. It
is really about me, no one else! I got it!
Don't beat up yourself all the time; learn the lesson and next time it
shows up practice what you've learnt. Paying attention to my emotions in a
healthy way is a good thing; I always thought it was a sign of either being
weak or focusing on drama! Emotions are guides, listen to them and make a
Many times we focus on what's missing, what we don;t have and all that does
is draw more of the same on to you. And when that happens, we beat up
ourselves, with that the cycle continues.
Meanwhile at home, I had left my house empty in the hands of a real estate
agent, I budgeted three months of mortgage as I anticipated by that time
the place would be rented.
It was coming up to the seventh month and there were no renters in plain
sight. I started getting the calls from the bank about when am I going to
settle these outstanding arrears. No one knew my situation, I kept it all
to myself. I convinced myself that the loss of my job and the breakdown of
my marriage was enough. A tenant will be found soon, it was just a matter
I never even told the bank that I was now divorced, they kept asking about
my husband's role in this and I stuck to the story of he is no longer
responsible for the mortgage.
"Well is he unemployed?"
"Is he ill?"
"He just is no longer responsible"
I think the poor lady was in between baffled and frustrated
One afternoon I was coming back from the library and the phone rang, I
recognised the number as the bank
OK we have given you enough time, if you do not settle these arrears by
next week the house will be put up for sale
Click, phone went dead! So did my brain for about two minutes.
Oh boy! I got home and sat at the edge of the bed, what now? I'm being
good, I'm eating fruits and vegetables, I'm exercising, and I'm doing
charity work. I brush my teeth and I floss when I remember! What now? Can I
just get a tenant? What what?
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Unconditional Self Love on 2/29/2016 10:58:00 am