This is the key to life. We spend all this time searching for our life purpose, our soul mates, happiness, success, power, respect and love. What I have learned is that all of these things lie within each one of us, it’s not external and the minute we realize this, we have started to get to know ourselves. We each have a unique self and the key to happiness, success, power, respect and love all starts with us. How much happiness in our lives is a direct result of how much happiness we feel about ourselves? Success, power, respect and love are the same. If we love ourselves then others love us too and so on and so on.
Look at your life just the way it is today, and ask yourself these key questions:
1. Am I happy? Is my happiness dependent on others?
2. Do I love, respect and honour myself? If I don’t do I think it’s selfish when others do?
3. Can another person ruin my day? Can another make my day?
4. When I get angry do I blame others or do I take the time to figure out what triggers me and why I am angry?
5. Do I overreact? Why?
6. Do I expect too much from myself? From others? Am I often disappointed?
Take time to look at where you are today and where you want to go. It all starts with you. You decide how you are going to approach your day. Making it a good day is easy if you decide it’s going to be.
We may not have control of the external things in life but we have complete control of how we react to each and every situation. We teach people how to treat us, and we do this by setting the example of how we treat ourselves. This is why knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom and all wisdom lies within.
What do you like about yourself? List things that you think are your best qualities. Use as many descriptive words as you can think of. Take some time doing this.
Now it’s your turn, what do you like about yourself?
For more information or to sign up for Deborah's Online Workshops, click here.Posted: Wed Aug 31st 2016 7:52pm 4 years ago
“I had no expectations when I went to see Deb. I went there with an open mind just to see whether or not it might benefit me. I was not disappointed. Deb is kind, sensitive and respectful and I would not hesitate to go back and meet with her again. It was a truly positive encounter.” -Janet FitzGerald