How to Better Self-Love – Pt. 2
If you’ve been to an Agape service, watched one of my talks on YouTube or listened to one of my podcasts, you’ve heard me say this before: a key part of building awareness and more self-love is developing a persistent and consistent daily spiritual practice. Meditation, affirmations, and spiritual mind treatments (affirmative prayer) are part of every one of my days. In meditation, there are two thoughts that I repeat in my mind that really keep me centered:
“I have a body. I am not my body.”
“I have a mind. I am not my mind.”
Two simple statements. As I repeat these over and over, I become more focused and aware of the concept that my soul is the true expression of the infinite. The mind and body? Those are just aspects of who we are. Your body and mind are the house. And your soul is that foundation the house is built upon. Every house needs updates, repairs, care, cleaning and more. But in order for that house to stand strong, the foundation needs to be strong too. Our soul is the foundation, the connection to oneness. It is perfect and there is nothing missing from it. Meditation is key to knowing our foundation.
Relationship Insight #2 – Accept Yourself and Know You Are Enough
When we look at ourselves from our soul’s point of view, there is nothing missing, and we should be able to accept ourselves as we are in this moment.
It is in accepting ourselves and knowing that we are already enough that brings us into alignment with what we truly aim to achieve in every relationship we establish: a supporting, loving partnership that strengthens us and our partner throughout our life experiences. It is not until we can fully and completely accept ourselves that we can fully and completely accept another. This is true unconditional love.
We are already everything that we need in this moment. This freedom from doubt and self-judgement allows us to grow in the awareness of what we are already. Will that growth always be pretty? Of course not. There will be challenges. There will be contrast because we cannot grow in our own awareness without contrast. But once we live in that presence of acceptance and self-love, we attract more from our relationships that allow us to become more aware of our magnificence and that of our partner.