Inner Peace Podcast #1: Loving yourself

Greetings everyone! Welcome to the first, official Inner Peace Podcast / Vlog. For those of you who love podcasts, I’m still figuring out the podcast tech but those will be coming very soon. And for those of you who like to read, below are the highlights of this week’s vlog/podcast.

This week’s peace quote:

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

Takeaways:

Haters are gonna hate. Don’t let them stop you or slow you down. The more people hate you and the more your inner demons try to bring you down, the more you have to love yourself. You have to love yourself so completely that nothing can stop you from doing what you were born to do.

Everyone has a destiny to fulfill. You have a special purpose in life — to share the talents, gifts, and unique perspective Life has given you. Sometimes we don’t know what our destiny is until we’re doing it, or we did it. Do what you were born to do. But before you can do that, you have to love yourself.

Life is harder when you’re fighting yourself. How can we accomplish anything if we’re busy fighting our own selves?
Stop fighting who you think you’re supposed to be, who you think others expect you to be. Loving yourself means stopping trying to please others and live up to others’ expectations of you. Follow your own heart.

You are everything you need to be. Envy and jealousy are a waste of time and energy. Stop wishing you were more like someone else. If you want something badly enough, it’s already within you. Channel that energy away from wishing and wanting and use it to unlock your special gifts and talents instead.

Accept yourself just as you are. Loving yourself can be difficult. If it is tough to love yourself, start by accepting yourself just as you are. Stop any negative judgments dead in their tracks. Just open your heart to fully accept yourself.

Exercise kindness and compassion. Once you’ve accepted yourself, and still find it difficult to love yourself, just use kindness and compassion toward yourself. Monitor your self-talk. Is it kind? If not, make it so. Compare your thoughts, actions, decisions against the standard of self-love. Is that a loving thought or action? Is it kind? Is it compassionate? Treating yourself with kindness will open the doors to greater love.

Wishing you peace, love & joy!
~PJ

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