I recently watched a heartfelt video on Facebook where a woman expressed her gratitude to people who believed in her when she didn’t believe in herself.
I needed to hear that. We often hear the message that we need to love ourselves or other people won’t love us. There is a great deal of truth to that because if we don’t love ourselves, we won’t feel worthy of protecting ourselves from people who hurt us. But what about the times when we don’t believe in ourselves or don't feel deserving of something good? Life is complicated, and sometimes we get tired, mixed up and turned upside down.
When babies are born, do they have to learn how to love themselves before someone else can love them and hold them? No, they just deserve love because they were born. You were once a baby, beautiful and small and alive, and you deserve love now as much as you did then.
Today, even if you don’t feel worthy of loving, and you don't love yourself; you still are deserving of love. Say something kind to someone you love because maybe they forgot how much they matter.
p.s I fixed my Who I am page, so the link should work!!
This is my first blog post...ever. I just did a yoga for an hour, and I thought I'd never be a person who did yoga at all. I thought yoga was for other people, fitter people, skinny people like maybe vegans or something.
But doing yoga makes me love my body more. When I first started yoga, I felt like I had to push my body harder to be stronger and more flexible than I was, but one yoga teacher I had said, "Have compassion for yourself. If you don't love your body, how do you expect other people to?" I heard that and remembered it.
My new mantra for yoga is that is should be like a relationship. It should make me feel better. Not worse. Namaste.
I hope my blog inspires you to believe in yourself more and feel less alone in the world. I, for one, am inspired by the imperfections of others who continue to rise up again and again despite life's challenges. May we find ways to inspire and support each other.