The Language of Letting Go
“Love yourself into health and a good life of your own. Love yourself into relationships that work for you and the other person. Love yourself into peace, happiness, joy, success, and contentment. Love yourself into all that you always wanted.”
I love the idea of loving myself into health.
And I think the first relationship that I always need to love myself into is, again, the one with me and also the one with the power that makes the sunshine.
A love affair with your higher, smarter self: the Universe.
Loving myself into peace means when I put my head on the pillow at night, it is to rest.
Not to worry. Not to fret.
I also love, love myself into happiness, which is allowing myself to be happy. Giving myself the space to be happy, to feel joy, to be successful, and not worry about whether the other shoe is going to drop.
And then this one. I think this is a toughie. Love yourself into contentment.
Can I be content?
Loving myself into peace means allowing myself the stop time.
A wonderful exercise is to write down all the ways you want to love yourself and have love in your life.
“We can stop treating ourselves the way others treated us if they behaved in less than healthy or desirable ways. If we have learned to see ourselves critically, conditionally, and in diminishing and punishing ways, well, hey, it's time to stop. Other people treated us this way, but it doesn't mean that we have to treat ourselves this way. It's so incredible to love ourselves this way.”
Now, how do we love ourselves? Well, sometimes we have to force ourselves at first. Sometimes we have to fake it till we make it.
Can you work as hard at loving yourself as much as you did working not to love yourself?
How do you expect somebody else to love you if you aren't loving yourself?
How do you expect someone to value your work as an actor if you aren't valuing yourself and your work as an actor?
Have a love affair with yourself.
Wouldn't that be the kindest, most loving thing you could possibly do?