You can’t get to COURAGE without walking through VULNERABILITY. – Brene Brown.
One of my favorite subjects to teach and learn about, is the power of loving yourself. I am a strong believer that it works. It makes a huge difference in our lives, if only we practice loving ourselves on a daily basis. It can help us change our life for the better and help our relationships with others improve significantly. Why? Because our relationships with others reflect the relationships we have with ourselves. Everything we do reflects what it is inside of us.
But the hardest part of loving ourselves is that we have to be vulnerable. And that my dear friends, is HARD. It is not an easy task. Loving ourselves means to be all right with EVERYTHING YOU ARE. It is scary, at least for me. It has been one of the toughest lessons to learn. Especially now that I am writing my book, I realize that I have to be really authentic and vulnerable if I am serious about helping others. And that means to be completely naked and open up to my own judgment, criticism and the possibility of being misunderstood and unappreciated.
Loving myself is not an easy process. It means loving the WHOLE YOU, the good and the not so good, Even the parts that are not pretty, and being ok with the mistakes that we have done. It is hard to accept ourselves just the way we are, but there are many tools to help to get there. We have to set the intention and have the discipline to get there. It can be challenging and painful, but the results are rewarding and so well worth it.