How many times do we criticize ourselves when life does not go our way, when we lose our jobs, when a relationship fails? We are our own worst bully. Sometimes life takes a detour from the path we are hoping to lead and we find ourselves desolate, alone and in a dark place. Growing spiritually, is a step by step journey of self awareness, loving ourselves, loving those around us and removing judgement and negativity that clouds our minds. When we lose something, we are quick to blame ourselves due to the fact that we simply think whatever happened must have been due to our inadequacies.
When we get to a place of acceptance and self love we realize the experiences, hardships and tests are just soul strengtheners, life lessons that builds resilience. You are given the chance to reflect and deduce from the issue what you can learn from the experience. It teaches you to rise like a phoenix, to accept that ”the Universe” or the Divine, call it what you believe in, dishes out trials and tribulations you can handle.
When you feeling down and desolate there are a few tips you can practice in your everyday life to build your soul and give your spirit the love it deserves. Speak to your soul
- Stand in front of the mirror, look yourself in the eye and say out loud
”I love you”
” I believe in you”
” I trust you”
It might not be as easy as writing it down as I have in this post, trust me, looking at yourself in the mirror is tough when you don’t feel you’re adequate to be loved more so loving yourself. If you’re finding it awkward and strange start by just looking at yourself in the mirror for a minute or two, crack a smile if you can. Try this for a few days and when you start feeling confident repeat the mantra ”I love you”, ”I believe in you”, ”I am beautiful”. Repeat this daily and gradually you will notice a change. Self loving is difficult when your mindset is telling you otherwise, rise above that little niggling voice and believe in your mantra. When you start self loving, your whole being prepares you to overcome the challenges we face in our lives. We learn to realize that a challenge is only a hurdle that we can overcome……….
”Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing”. – Unknown
Let me know how you get on and thank you for taking the time to read this, until next time………………………