Love discoveries February 11 2016

What I finally figured out about love

All my life people told me that the secret to having love in your life is to love yourself. But it took me a long time to figure out how to love myself when I didn't feel like it.

Picking up some groceries at Trader Joes on a gray day many years ago, I begrudgingly bought myself a bouquet of pink roses. I did this not for “me” - I couldn’t muster love for my personality, which was depressed and and felt very flawed at that moment - but I did it as a last-ditch attempt to show kindness toward my soul in a dark time. Someone once told me such small acts could help.

To my grouchy self's surprise, by the time I got home and placed the flowers in a vase in the corner of my bedroom, a glimmer of  brightness had started to spread within me. Since that day, I’ve tested this “small act for the soul” maneuver many times and it always seems to make a difference.

Show kindness toward your soul and the soul will smile back at you.
Similarly, I've discovered that self-kindness is key in relationships. After an argument with my husband, I’ve experimented with imagining divine light beaming through my body and regarding my being with self-kindness and gentleness as I breathe slowly. (All hard to do when you are really upset!) It doesn't matter if I'm in the right, the wrong, or somewhere in between, this act brings a remarkably positive shift to the relationship. 

Spiritual Food for Thought 

"I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your being."  

"The more you extend kindness to yourself, the more it will become your automatic response to others."
- Wayne Dyer

Found: Sacred Space Inspiration

Doesn't this look divinely inviting?

source: Apartment Therapy

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Wishing you lots of love + soul-kindness,