Have you ever had something happen to you that though you are aware it happens, you just never thought it would happen to you? Its like hearing a saying, and you swear you know what it means, until you are faced with a situation and the reality of it hits you. We hear daily…’you must love your self’, ‘Loving yourself is the greatest love of all’, yet so many of everybody really have no clue how to love the themselves,and the very few who do feel afraid to share it, not wanting to be confused with others who pretend like they have it, self-love, but in reality are just overcompensating broadway stars…you know them, the really sad egotistical ones who feel like for them to shine they have to throw shade on someone else.
How does one love them self? When Whitney Houston belted that whopping famous song written by Creed to share her journey with cancer to ‘describe her feelings about coping with great challenges that one must face in life, being strong during those challenges whether you succeed or fail, and passing that strength on to children to carry with them into their adult lives.‘ THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL, it became an immediate hit.
The song came to me this afternoon after my last post and my real real realisation of how life should go and that I must love myself. I wondered if Whitney Houston, loved herself. She sang the words with conviction and was made even more popular because of it, but I was not convinced she loved herself and thought it was a very sad song for her. What happened, how could she make all these horrid decisions with her man, her public image, her career and even eventually in her death? Why was she searching for someone to fulfil her needs, why was she walking in Bobby Brown’s shadow with all the drug use and abuse? Why didn’t she find the greatest love of all, although she seemed to know the route and claimed it was easy to achieve? Was she not shown the beauty she possessed inside as a child, did she not have a sense of pride? Was she always walking in the shadows of the power house women she grew up around, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin.
The author of the song, The Greatest Love of all, Linda Creed died a few weeks before a song she wrote 9 years ago hit the charts via Whitney Houston’s magical voice. A song that Creed, despite her struggle with cancer, long before treatments were as advanced as they are now, worked hard on the 1977 Muhammad Ali’s biopic, ‘The Greatest’. Her family later formed the Linda Creed Breast Cancer foundation, with many firsts and still helping women through the journey of cancer.
Self love is critical, knowing who we are, being kind to ourself, forgiving ourself etc… sets a tone for how the rest of the world will treat us and will determine the situations we attract in your life, as per the law of attraction. So ideally before we learn to do anything at all, before we try to creep, we should really be learning to love ourselves. I strongly believe that is the idea we were born with, which we slowly started to lose if were are not born around caring and genuine individuals who understood their roles in our new life, most of whom made odd faces at us touching our pleasurable private parts; beginning the miseducation of self, ‘plagued by indecision and self doubt’, perhaps more intensely ‘depression and self hatred, which cripples you in every area of your life. The self-focused negativity cuts you off from your connection to your Life Force.’ – See more at: http://www.wellbeingalignment.com/how-to-love-yourself.html#sthash.SrCmwmOz.dpuf
To get to the point of loving ourselves we have to:
1) begin the process of unlearning some of the negative things that we believe about ourselves.
2) Accept that we have a beautiful purpose; we are a unique individuals and therefore and equal and worthy member of THIS space
3) Be KIND to ourselves, say nice things about ourselves and forgive ourselves
4) We have to trust that The Greatest Love of All is indeed loving ourselves, and it is from that space that we contribute to human harmony.
5) We have to know our value and know very well that we are robbing our future and disturbing the balance of life, messing with our destiny by deciding to remain in situations that devalue
OUR DESTINY IS FOUND IN OUR BLISS, WHICH IS WHY NO 2 PERSON’S DESTINY WILL BE EXACTLY THE SAME. WE ALL HAVE A DIFFERENT PURPOSE (DESTINY) WHICH IS FOUND IN DISCERNING WHAT PLEASES US AND STAYING FAR FROM WHAT DOES NOT GIVE US BLISS!