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Love Yourself

I am in Love with Love
and Love is in love with me.
My body is in Love with the soul
and the soul is in Love with my body.
I opened my arms to Love
and Love embraced me like a lover.
~Rumi

When I read these words today, I was inspired by their depth and began to contemplate their meaning.  Recently I had been wondering what it really means to love yourself.  The Ten Commandments tell us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”  But I had never heard much about what loving yourself really implies in this commandment.  It does seem that we can only love others to the degree that we love ourselves, like a comparison.  And that we must first know how to love ourselves.  I am sure it is somewhat different for each one of us, just as we are each unique as individuals.

Rumi’s words gave me a sense of what loving myself is really about.  Loving ourselves is a key part of our personal empowerment and improving the relationships we have with all in our life experience.

I invite you to spend some time and contemplate the meaning of Rumi’s words for you.   I promise that it will be enlightening! Have fun with this and let me know what you think!

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Maxine 01-08-2012, 14:54

I totally agree, self love is so important for every one of us. Thanks for the reminder Nada.

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nadasessentials 01-08-2012, 17:50

Thank you, Maxine! I appreciate you sharing!

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wellbeinglifecoach 15-08-2012, 03:07

Nada, I loved it. Basically, I believe that every coaching session can be narrowed down to one subject and that is self-love. Everything kind of flows from there!

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nadasessentials 15-08-2012, 03:45

Jeanette,

Thank you! I agree with you, self love is a critical part of every coaching session. Connecting with it, is a beautiful catalyst to growth and change!

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