Because of the importance of self love and the strong resistance to self love, with statements like, ” How can we love our self?” I’m re posting my poem ‘A glimpse of Beauty’ to give those who may be struggling with what to do, a way to go.
A Glimpse of Beauty
I love myself because I’m me;
The only one who can really see.
What I really need within my soul;
So I can accomplish my earthly goal.
When I examine the way I feel;
And accept in my heart it’s no big deal,
I’ve learned from others that life is hard;
And I need to be constantly on my guard.
I must protect myself from the pitfalls of life;
That brings me nothing but sorrow and strife.
And so I’ve watched the world pass by;
and watched the people moan and cry.
Then I thought this is absurd;
They haven’t listened to the spiritual word,
They‘re looking for the Darkness not the light;
It seems to be everywhere not just at night.
I said to myself while inside looking;
This world is a pot of Wisdom cooking,
Cooking up lessons in my daily life;
So I can learn to transform misery and strife.
Into something, an idea, not really new;
Spirit all is spirit, Spirit is all there is;
No matter whose form it takes;
Be it yours or hers or his.
All that I need to do to make it all work;
Is to take care of myself and stop being a jerk!
If we are created as part of it all;
Then its time to stop complaining, and make living a ball.
Knowing now in my every cell;
That it all up to me, to make my life Heaven or Hell.
The responsibility for my life, the way I perceive;
Is always controlled by what I believe,
I need to examine what others have said;
To see how much from them is stuffed in my head.
I’ll then have a choice to respond in a new way;
To life’s constant challenges that come every day,
These changes I make will then lead me to see;
The beautiful things I’m doing for me.
I now begin each day with love in my heart;
Please believe me when I say, it’s a wonderful start.
Now Existence smiles and showers me with love;
As I learn to create a world here, like the one up above.
This isn’t the end, it’s just the beginning
All you need to do, is to count your blessings.
Feel good about yourself, doubt your doubts
and learn from your choices today,
how to do better tomorrow.
Hang out in your heart and appreciate your effort.
That’s self love, caring for yourself consciously,
with positive judgement.