Our lives are a compilation of action steps we take. Every single situation we have encountered and the decisions we made have shaped our realities and brought us to exactly where we are right now. And right here, is exactly where we are supposed to be. The universe has a funny way of giving us exactly what we need at the time we need it. It just usually shows up in a different form than what we expect it to be. Sometimes it’s masked as heartache or even a new job. The loss of a loved one, or your dream home. Look at how your life is right now. Every single situation that you have gone through has aligned you closer to your purpose. Everything that we create in life stems from the amount of self- love and worth we feel within ourselves. It is the foundation for which we base our decision making off, even if we aren’t conscious of it.
Self-love is more than just taking care of yourself. Or rewarding yourself for an accomplishment. It runs so much deeper than that. It’s the intimacy with yourself and it’s a beautiful opportunity to be able to know yourself on a level you never thought was possible.
It’s a mixture of self- respect, boundaries, reflection, and affection. What you experience on the inside is what you will experience on the outside. That’s the beauty of this mirror universe we live in. If you feel your relationships are disrespectful, how do you view yourself? When you really get to know what makes you tick, you understand when it’s time to break, to pause, and be silent. You look at what your body needs and what your soul needs. You create boundaries with people to respect you , your time, and energy. You can’t live a full life if you give all of yourself away to others and put yourself last. Our egos love to glaze over those deep dark feelings. It feeds off reactivity, familiarity, and comfort zones. When we begin to peel back the layers of the unknown in ourselves and ask those intimate questions of why, the ego can’t coexist with who you are, which is pure consciousness.
When you sit in silence you are sitting with the true essence of what you are. Answer this: What makes you want to live the life you’re living and get out of bed every morning? What feelings are you experiencing? If we can’t look within and ask ourselves these deep intimate questions about who we are and what we want and need, how will the universe be able to provide it? That’s like ordering a pizza and telling them to send whatever they think you would like. There’s no direction or clarity, and then we feel disappointed when it doesn’t come. When you are confused on the inside and distant from your true self, the universe will reflect that right back to you. Clarity creates purposeful forward movement. Get comfortable with who you are. Get close to the love that you are and the parts of yourself that are healing. These are the biggest strengths we have! Be your own best friend first, then watch your world reflect that love back to you.