Begin 2013 by practicing more self-love. It’s about letting go of any beliefs that your happiness should take a back seat to anything. It’s about embracing the idea that how you feel IS important. It’s about having more trust in yourself. It’s about embracing the idea that vulnerability IS the new bravery; it allows you to be more open to the infinite possibilities…
As I say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013 I continue to remind myself of these things. Self love is a practice.
Self love=vulnerability=bravery+ realizing your value+ speaking and living your truth+a continual walk toward your joy+the displeasing of some+a release of other’s opinions.
Some will call your self-love selfish, but I have learned that you can’t please everyone, and more importantly, trying to please everyone is futile.
I wasn’t brought up to put myself first. Disapproval from others that I was somehow a bad person or a selfish person would hit me. I was taught that a certain amount of sacrifice was a good, and to hang on to a relationship through the bad times was honorable. I was taught that quitting was for losers.
But when is letting go honorable? When is saying, “This doesn’t work.” considered good? When is putting your happiness first… right?
For some that answer would be never! But they don’t walk in your shoes, and they don’t walk in mine. Within their answer it’s important to realize that they are selfishly putting their happiness first.
Because, no one likes to be put out. No one likes the apple cart rocked. Not at work, not in love relationships, and not even with your family.
But sometimes that apple is patiently waiting for YOU to come along and knock it off the cart.
I’ve learned there is NO honor in not being true to myself. There is no honor in being a people pleaser, staying at a job, or remaining in a relationship or any situation where I am not happy or where my ideals and who I am get lost.
I’ve learned I am a more loving person when I love myself…
…. and I’ve learned I can’t expect everyone to see it that way.
This is an ongoing, yet important lesson I bring with me and share with you going into 2013.
As I was here typing this blog, I got a FB message that was so timely that I simply must share it. There are no coincidences, there are merely confirmations. Here is the message:
Hello Patty, Stopping by in this special moment (life) to remind your spirit that the miracle continues… From the window of my consciousness, I am making a heart-felt request to the Light of Love in your behalf and that you continue to spread your wings and letting them dry in golden glow… Beaming with Courage and Commitment to fulfill all that your heart holds dear for 2013 and beyond… Sending your way my gift of ‘warm greetings’ wrapped, tied and sealed with the spirit of gratitude.
Blessings to You… Happy New Year! ~ Windsor
Yes, I will. I will continue to fulfill what my heart holds dear for 2013 and beyond…
It is my desire that YOU ( reading this blog) do too.
Happy New Year 2013
Filled with Love & Fireworks