Take a moment and think about this question: What do you love about you?
Right now, take out a pen and paper or open the notes on your phone and write 10 things that you love about you. If you need help, phone a friend or two or three.
Think about the compliments that you’ve gotten. What are people telling you they admire about you?
Here are some possibilities:
I really enjoyed listening to your presentation.
You’re very engaging.
That’s a great outfit.
It was really nice meeting you. I had so much fun talking with you.
You look so bright and beautiful.
Your eyes really smile.
That was a brave move.
You’ve grown so much. I can really see your progress
You have a great speaking voice.
I appreciate the work you’re doing.
These statements say you’re beautiful, brilliant, compassionate, progressive, flourishing, courageous, classy, stylish, giving, talented. I could go on but I know you get the picture. Often other people notice the good stuff about us that we’re overlooking or that we’re simply not giving enough attention.
Our truth is often shining but we’re missing the way we impact others. We put time and energy into being our best, living on purpose and making a difference. But we don’t always notice when we’re doing just that.
There’s a Yoruba proverb that says, “Two hundred stars cannot be the moon”. Stars are beautiful. They shine brightly. But even if you put them into a group, they would not be the moon. They would not outshine the moon.
You are unique. Only you can do what you do, the way you do it. Everyday is a good day to think about your talents, your gifts, your skills. Even your desires offer clues to things to love about you. Your idea for a new meditation app may come from your commitment to wellness education or your compassion for others.
Look, you’ve already pulled off a miracle. Your parents helped but you made the journey to live in your body in this time. I’m confident that you chose well. You picked all the right circumstances to make sure that you shine.
There’s no need to play small. Your big, bold, beautiful self is what you and the world need. Notice your light.
What you focus on grows bigger. If you want to increase your spiritual energy, pay attention to what you love about you. This practice can help you enhance your fulfillment and life satisfaction. You can increase your sense of connection to people and activities that help you thrive.
Begin and end your day with appreciation for you. Share some love with you.
Here are two easy strategies:
First, think about this question: Who is the first person to know you’re awake in the morning?
The answer is YOU. So you’re the first person that you need to greet. Say, “Good morning” to you and affirm your purpose, your “why”. You might say, “Good morning, Abundance Educator”. Or “Good Morning, Compassionate Healer” Or “Good Morning, Resource Protector”. Or “Good Morning, Spiritual Teacher”. Start your day by remembering your gifts and talents.
The second strategy can be easily included in your nighttime routine. As you’re completing your evening rituals, think back over your day and notice at least two things you love about how you showed up during the day.
This can be done while you’re washing your face or brushing your teeth or after your meditation or as a part of your gratitude practice. Then as you’re closing your eyes, say good night to you and your purpose.
Each night the day says goodbye and wished you a future full of what you love. Put the things that you love about you front and center.
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© Sandra Y. Lewis