This to be a lovely and inspiring poem, Hope that you appriate it and that it inspires you too.
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know this is ” AUTHENTICITY “.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force desires on this person even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it ” RESPECT “.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it ” MATURITY “.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it ” SELF – CONFIDENCE “.
As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future, Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it ” SIMPLICITY “.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health- food, people, things, situations and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is ” LOVE OF ONESELF “.
As I began to love myself I refuse to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it ” FULFILLMENT “.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection ” WISDOM OF THE HEART “.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontration or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even a stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS ” LIFE “.
Self Love Poem by Charlie Chaplin.