Many of us learned that unless we put others first,
we would become egotistical and selfish.
We were taught to “love your neighbor as yourself.”
But did we ever learn to love ourselves? (Quantum God)
One of the first spiritual guidelines I learned (from Deepak Chopra) was that we must love ourself.
An organization for plastic surgery has been running a television commercial in which one of its customers says, “I feel pretty,” and every time I hear her say, “I feel pretty,” I respond out loud with “Good for you!”
Although a lot of this lifetime seems spent in letting go of what isn’t working well, I’m not endorsing plastic surgery. It’s the woman’s view of herself that I rejoice in. She feels good!
Feeling good isn’t always easy, and trying to fly with a broken wing difficult but not impossible.
Spirit (with a capital “S”) supports life as long as spirit (with a small “s”) trusts that lifeline. How do we deepen our trust? By what the Sufis call remembrance of the soul. Quiet time. Prayer. Believing in ourself. And noticing moments of grace that happen every day.
This week, shall we make an effort to notice every instance of “what’s going right” and be grateful?
I am grateful for you.
Natalie Wood singing “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story at