Why is it so difficult to love oneself? Why do we always put us last when it comes to making choices? Why are we so hard on ourselves that we tend to sabotage our inner being?
Hey, it is time to wake up!
Here at MyTinyTalks, we would like to repeat time and again that you are a wondrous soul who is born worthy, valuable and so enough…let us make that inner healing a priority this time.
A Journey to Discovery
As I go through this journey to discovering my authentic self, I have learned a lot about knowing the real ME in a deeper sense. Acknowledging and getting to know our genuine soul concealed through those thick walls of doubt, frustration, fear and other limiting beliefs is a challenge yet a beautiful path that is both rewarding and worthwhile.
Today, in this blog, I would like to share with you this very powerful poem that has empowered me through this soul searching journey. As I Began to Love Myself is an amazing composition which took my breath away. Sooo impressive that I want to make sure this article reaches beautiful souls needing a nudge when feeling down and a sweet hug when lost and alone. Its message is so pure and profound that I am truly grateful to whoever wrote it.
You are a beautiful soul, thank you for your artistry!
Its origin is still uncertain although authors Kim McMillen and Iva Sofia Golcalves Lima are often mentioned and said to have connections to this beautifully made composition.
As I began to love myself completely reflects the way I feel as I am in this journey of reprogramming “ME” to the beauty of self nurturing, development and inner healing. May you find this piece of work worth reading and worth keeping as I did.
As I Began to Love Myself
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is AUTHENTICITY.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody. As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me.
Today I call it RESPECT.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it MATURITY.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it SELF-CONFIDENCE.
As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.
Today I call it SIMPLICITY.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first, I called this attitude a healthy egoism.
Today I know it is LOVE OF ONESELF.
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time.
Today I discovered that is MODESTY.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening.
Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it FULFILLMENT.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.
Today I call this connection WISDOM OF THE HEART.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.
Today I know that is LIFE.
Learn to Live Life with Love
May this poem be a guide for each one of us to reflect, understand and see the beauty of re-learning who we truly are.
May it be a way to help us reprogram ourselves and discover how we can :
- Tap into the deepest nature of our inner self.
- Understand what we truly desire in life and have that boldness achieve it.
- Accept all that was, that is and that will be… and c’mon, move on.
- And finally, see all situations and events in our life through loves eyes. No judgment, just pure love.
Regardless of who you are and what you have gone through, always remember that you were born a beautiful soul. It is now time to make it a step further by pouring out love to yourself by discovering that superb and authentic you. That way, you can be able to live life to the fullest.
As quoted in my previous blog, a message said by Mandy Morris, a powerful Authentic Life Coach, an author and a motivational speaker :
Like an onion,
bravely peel off and let go of those built-in self-defense mechanisms hiding your true self.
Peel it off layer by layer.
Let go of doubt, fear, insecurity and all the rest.
Sweetly releasing and letting go of it with love and gratitude.
Peel it off…
Because underneath that is the real and beautiful you all waiting to be discovered.
Stop hiding your magic, it is your time to shine.
Every day, lets have a scan of our feelings, emotions and thoughts and let go of the things that don’t serve us. From this day on, let us only hold on to things that give us growth, happiness, inspiration and love.
Remember that each time, we are given the chance and freedom to choose how to feel each moment of every day. Why not choose rainbows and sunshine to guide you all throughout your day instead of complaining and being grumpy?
And to wrap this all up, I would like to invite you to join me in writing a journal each night and complete the phrase…
AS I BEGAN TO LOVE MYSELF I learned/I understood/I began to _________
Do this everyday just to know how you have practiced nurturing and loving yourself for that specific day. Do this and discover how magically beautiful life is. Find your true self and the real meaning and purpose of your existence by starting with these simple practices.
With these small steps, you will then discover that LOVE is the secret sauce to appreciating life and the greatest gift we can pour out and give not only to ourselves but to all and everything around us.
Did you enjoy this article? Let me know which part of the poem resonates in you most. Share us your soulful thoughts, we would love to hear it.