Thursday, January 26, 2012

Own Your Brilliance and Love Yourself

Creating more joy in our lives I feel starts with learning to love ourselves more!

Below is an excerpt from "A Return to Love" by Marianne Williamson

Excerpt from Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Speech, 1994

    Please note  “God” is Universal – interpret based on your personal belief.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It is not just some of us, it’s in everyone.

And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our fears, our presences automatically liberate others."

Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 - Start with Love End with Joy

"Love yourself first, 
            and everything else falls into line."  
                                                                                                      - Lucille Ball

Let's start 2012 with a promise to love ourselves, like Lucille Ball's quote states, "Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line."  

How much love are you giving to YOURSELF..... be HONEST?
Many of us stand before witnesses and promise to "love, honor, and respect" our partner but do we do the same for ourselves? 
Loving ourselves is not a selfish act, it's a self-full act making small deposits to your bank account, you are making/creating deposits so when others need to make a withdrawal you have something to give...I believe Oprah said something along these lines once (I can't take credit for this).

Let's support each other along this journey of self-love!

Stand in front of that mirror, look yourself in the eyes and say out loud, "I love, honor, and respect you!"  Don't one can hear or see need to feel silly!
Then do some inventory to figure out ways to daily give more love to YOURSELF so you can love those in your life with a joy filled heart!

Today I will take time to get onto the treadmill and exercise for 40 minutes....
What will you do today to love, honor, and respect yourself so you have more joy in your life....?

Today I will _______________________.

Live in Joy - Lisa