Heart to Heart 469 Love Yourself

Love Yourself

Remember back in 1979 when Terry Cole-Whitaker wrote “What You Think of Me is None of my Business?”  It was such a landmark book at the time.  In 1982 Lou Ann and I created a Healing Conference in Scottsdale Arizona and Terry was our keynote speaker.  She was fabulous!

We are often our own worst critics, we don’t need someone else to help us out!  I have shared before in this blog that I still think thoughts and then sometimes take actions solely based upon what others think.I exercise nearly every day.  Sometimes when I am out walking and someone passes by, I increase my speed so that they won’t think I’m going too slow. Wow, that is not a helpful way of seeing myself.

Why do we suck in our gut when we are around others?  Why do we wear lots of make up?  Why do we get plastic surgery to improve our looks? There is nothing wrong with dressing well, or having a beautiful home or car or whatever. However, when our self worth is tied up in these things, it can keep us from our real value.

Let’s look at the wonderful song by Jai Josephs again:

I love myself the way I am,
there’s nothing I need to change.

I’ll always be the perfect me,
there’s nothing to rearrange.

I’m beautiful and capable,
of being the best me I can.

And I love myself,
just the way I am.

I love you the way you are,
there’s nothing you need to do.

When I feel the love inside,
it’s easy to love you.

Behind your fears, your rage and tears,
I see your shining star.

And I love you,
just the way your are.

I love the world the way it is,
cause I can clearly see.

That all the things I judge are done,
by people just like me.

So ’til the birth of peace on earth,
that only love can bring.

I’ll help it grow,
by loving everything.

I love myself the way I am,
and still I want to grow.

But change outside can only come,
when deep inside I know.

I’m beautiful and capable,
of being the best me I can.

And I love myself,
just the way I am

Most of us have old patterns of not loving ourselves enough.  They were learned in our homes and schools and local environments.  They just are not true!  We are all beautiful and capable of the most important thing.  That is, being the best me I can!  So if your personal self regard suffers sometimes like mine, just remember the song in this blog.  It might be a great idea and copy it and carry it with you!  Let us unconditionally love and support each other in all of our magnificence!  From my lovable heart to yours, Thomas