I have to admit that I love Kamal’s book, because the idea is so simple, yet powerful. But loving myself has proofed to be way more difficult than it sounds. I bet most of us will find it somewhat hard, because for most part we are truly our own’s worst critiques and judges. So here is my how-to-guide that has helped me keep the practice alive:
1. Make it a daily habit, even for just 1 minute:
As a wise friend likes to remind me, this is a practice. You don’t go to the gym once and consider yourself done. Same here. Meditation is a practice. Working out is a practice. Loving yourself is a practice..
If you don’t even have 1 extra minute to spare, you could still do it while brushing your teeth or making your bed, just do it every day.
2. Make a vow to yourself:
This day, I vow to myself to love myself, to treat myself as someone I love truly and deeply – in my thoughts, my actions, the choices I make, the experiences I have, each moment I am conscious, I make the decision I LOVE MYSELF.
This will probably feel very weird at first, which is normal, but if you find it hard, you can imagine someone you love and transfer that feeling of love to yourself.
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