Creating An Expectation Of Unconditional Love
Who Am I, What Am I supposed to be doing, What is my purpose?
These are the questions that we ask ourselves every day. We question to try to find meaning and purpose in our lives. To understand our daily struggles, and in turn, find a way to achieve our goals. The problem is that we lose track of who we are when we focus on our daily routines, our roles, and our struggles.
Often time, when you are asked who you are you define yourself based on your roles, your profession, your interest, but none of those, are indeed you. They are just things you do. Experiences you are living so that you can perfect who you really are and develop your skills. Experiences that allow us to learn compassion, empathy, love; experiences that teach us how connected we indeed are to our dreams, to the world, and to each other.
So if you stop defining who you are based on what you do, what are you left with? Who is this unique person that stares back at you in the mirror? Do you know and love this person? Maybe it's time you took a more in-depth look at what truly makes you, YOU.
This month, I challenge you to do the following:
- Make a list of all the things you love about yourself
- Make a list of all your unique skills
That was easy... now let's take a look at the following:
- Make a list of all the things you dislike about yourself
(the way you look, your mood, your reactions, etc.)
- Look back at the list, and add a line of why you don't like that part of you.
Ask yourself: Was it something the news, religion, society, friends said; Was it because of a bad experience; Are you comparing yourself to someone else?
Now take a deep breath, and OWN WHO YOU ARE.
In accepting yourself, you allow others to recognize you. In loving yourself, you create an expectation that you are meant to be loved and respected for who you are. You create and live unconditional love.
Join me in this month's meditation: