Tag Archive | love yourself

Buddha says…

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,

deserve your love and affection.”

– Buddha

I recently found this quote and found it a helpful reminder to myself, so I thought I’d share it with you.  In the hustle and bustle of life, we sometimes forget to love and nurture ourselves.  With all of the outside responsibilities, we soldier on, leaving ourselves behind.  We need to give ourselves, the same loving attention that we freely give to others.

So today, please do something nice for yourself ~ nurture yourself with a few moments of peace, wrap your arms around yourself and feel the comforting love of kindness.  Breathe in the sweet tranquility and feel yourself awaken to love and affection.

Shine On!

xo

All About You!

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“You’re not the same person you were a year ago,
a month ago, or a week ago. You’re always growing.
Experiences don’t stop. That’s life.” – Unknown

A new normal which is always evolving ~ that’s what life is all about I think ~ change is inevitable and with change comes growth spiritually, mentally and emotionally.  It’s not always easy to accept change in our lives or to know that there simply are some parts of our daily lives that we have no control over.  Health issues, relationships, financial dips and simple day to day hardships can be overwhelming at times.  I understand.  But when you can look back as the observer in your own life and see how you’ve developed, it’s amazing to see where you’ve come from and how much you’ve progressed as a soul in a human body.

Looking back to your past, looking at your present and planning your future can be difficult.  We’ve not always made the choices we wished we had.  We can beat ourselves up over things that have occurred and how we reacted or we can be kind and forgiving to ourselves and others.  We can take the lessons learned albeit not easily and hold them dear to our hearts or we can punish ourselves and others for choices made.  It’s up to you.

Life throws curve balls sometimes.  That’s a fact.  But as Ram Dass reminded us, “we’re all just walking each other home.”  We can choose to take baby steps down our life path, we can move backwards or we can stop and spin until we’re dizzy and fall down.  But we still have to get up and begin moving on again, taking the lessons learned into our repertoire and incorporate them into our lives.  It’s your choice dear friends.

You are not the same person you were a year ago.  For some of us, that’s a good thing.  We’ve gotten stronger, more understanding and loving as time heals all wounds.  Look back with a gentle, loving hug, embrace your present situation as it is and hold lovingly your plans for the future.

And take my hand…I’m here.

We’re all just walking each other home.

Shine On!

xo

Are You A Wild Pixie?

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I feel in every girl there lives a spirit,

a wild pixie, that if let go,

would run and dance in grassy fields

until the end of the world. 

And when that girl grows up,

that pixie hides,

but it’s always there,

peaking out behind old eyes and reading glasses,

laughing, waiting,

to one day dance again. ~ atticus

A friend sent me this photo and I just knew I had to share it with you.  For how many of us remember the wild pixie inside and let her out to play often?  Or do we hide her away?  What stops us from sharing her again with the world?  It does us no good to keep her hidden and to not allow her the freedom to be a part of ourselves.

So today, let that little pixie out!

Let her laugh, smile and hug!

Allow her to…

Shine On!

xo

Free Your Mind

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“It’s not who we are that holds us back,

it’s who we think we are not.” ~ Michael Nolan

Let this quote settle in your mind for a bit.  Let it linger in your soul.  I remember hearing a quote that said something to the effect that even prisoners have the freedom to think and that nobody can hold the key to the prison in your mind except you.  What do you think of that?  Can you acknowledge that you are the prison guard of your own mind?  What if you were to break free from the prison which holds you?  What if you let go of all that holds you back and allow freedom to reign in your mind?  Can you imagine all you would accomplish?  Can you see how you would shine so brightly?

You can do it.  You now hold the key.  Turn the lock.  Break out.  I believe in you.

Shine On!

xo

Let Go of Your Self

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 When I let go of what I am,

I become what I might be.

– Lao Tzu

It’s not easy to let go, but I am hoping that you may be inspired on this Monday morning to allow yourself the freedom to experience something new and exciting in your life.  Just for the week, let’s experiment with the quote above and see what happens.  The latest full moon is ripe for change and if not today, then when are you going to reach for the stars and sparkle like the fireworks above?

Today’s the day.  Join me, here’s my hand.  We’ll do it together!

Ready…Set…Wheee!

Shine On!

xo

Monday Morning’s Inspiration for Your Life

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How to Make a Beautiful Life
Love yourself.
Make peace with who you are,
And where you are,
At this moment in time.
Listen to your heart.
If you can’t hear what it’s saying
In this noisy world,
Make time for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let your mind wander among the stars.
Try.
Take chances.
Make mistakes.
Life can be messy
And confusing at times,
But it’s also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path
Might be a stepping stone.
Be happy.
When you don’t have what you want,
Want what you have.
Make do
That’s a well-kept secret of contentment.
There aren’t any shortcuts to tomorrow.
You have to make your own way.
To know where you are going
Is only part of it.
You need to know where you’ve been, too.
And if you ever get lost, don’t worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.
Life isn’t days and years.
It’s what you do with time
And with all the goodness and grace
That’s inside you.
Make a Beautiful life…
The kind of life you deserve.
~unknown
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I found the poem above this morning and felt that it must be shared with you.
May you make yourself a beautiful life,
the kind you deserve.
I know you can do it…hold my hand.
We’ll do it together!
Shine On!
xo