Love is a transformative force and superpower. The negative experiences we encounter can impact self-esteem and self-love. Although we are beyond celebrating love during a holiday like Valentine’s Day, the desire for romantic love, companionship and deeper relationships with significant others still lingers for many people. During the challenging moments of our human experience, self-love becomes an important tool to activate power and freedom.
Self-love Means Honoring Ourselves
As humans, we experience uncomfortable moments that stretch us like a rubber band. We get frustrated, feel pain, and inevitably become uncomfortable. It’s okay to feel uncomfortable. It is a part of the human experience. Learning how to love ourselves requires intentional acceptance of our humanity. Looking at our situations with an honest, non-judgmental lens is a way to accept who we are and lovingly push through those things we would like to change about ourselves. Journaling our emotions and thoughts is a good way to become more aware of who we are and the things we wish to improve upon.
Self-Love Means Deciding to Overcome
One of the greatest tools we have is the power of making decisions. Our decisions paint our world. Practicing self-love allows us to make powerful decisions even when we are experiencing discomfort. Deciding to overcome challenges means to agree to keep moving and enjoy life. It also involves positive thoughts about our situation. These positive thoughts can transform our reality. They will help us to see the beauty in each moment. Taking delight in everyday moments open the door to experiencing more self-love. Creating a joyful moment can be as simple as falling to the ground and making snow angels during a snowstorm. It is our birthright to joyfully overcome.
Some examples of thoughts to help in overcoming with joy include:
- “I hear myself complaining about how I feel. Instead, I choose to find ease by celebrating myself. Right now, I celebrate the growth I’ve made in getting outside of my comfort zone.”
- “To be honest, the pressure makes me want to cry. Instead of crying throughout the day, I’ll activate self-compassion and cry for a few minutes. Then, I will get up and enjoy a book. Reading makes my heart happy.”
- “There’s a lot of things that need to get done. Yet, I’ve made a life- giving commitment. Each day will begin and end with gratitude and joy.”
We will face uncomfortable moments in our human experience. We can shift our thinking by finding delight even in difficult moments. We have opportunities to pursue freedom and self-love. Life is a classroom, and we are lifelong learners. To be fully alive in your human experience, commit to finding the opportunity to practice self-love. We have an invitation to travel the pathway of love, even when we feel uncomfortable. The truth is, you are perfectly loved where you are, right here and right now.
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