The Answers To Life’s Questions Are Found When We Look Within
In order to look within to find answers, we must separate ourselves from external sources of sensory overload (like news, social media, and other people’s opinions). Whenever we find ourself in a state of confusion about which direction to go, or what choice to make, it is wise to consider and analyze everything that we’ve gathered from our senses. The next step is to challenge ourself by stepping outside of that comfort zone in order to hone in on what it is our true self is longing for. That’s where the answers lie.
Who are you? Why have you come to Earth, in a human body? Are you here to enjoy and care for things of nature: like the birds, oceans, forests, or mountains? Are you here to do evolutionary things: like invent, inspire, and create? Are you here to nurture and guide the next generation of beings? Are you here to explore space and expand the definition of “life”?
The beautiful thing is that everyone has a unique and specific answer to these questions. No one can validate any other person’s purpose, not a parent, nor a boss, or even a loved one. So, how does someone begin to really listen to their own voice and instincts? It starts with practicing self-love and appreciation.
“Loving yourself involves the discovery of the true wonder of you; not only the present you, but the many possibilities of you. It involves the continual realization that you are unique, like no other person in the world, that life is, or should be, the discovery, the development and the sharing of this uniqueness.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia
Loving someone (or thing, like a pet) comes naturally from the heart-space. There is an attraction to the depth of mystery that is within this other being. We look at the ones we love with adoration in our eyes and heart. We see their beauty, even in the flaws. We want to spend our time and energy on caring for loved ones because they are worth it, even despite any mistakes they’ve made. Love encourages compromise and forgiveness and ultimately builds trust and understanding.
And, that, my friends is how you love you. Find the space within your heart and spend some of your time and energy on caring for you. You are worth it, no matter what kinds of “mistakes” you’ve made. Forgive yourself and dig deeper within to find more mystery than you could have imagined. Discover the joy and beauty that exists inside, just begging to be let out. Devote attention to developing a loving relationship with yourself. Be grateful for your unique combination of characteristics and celebrate them through expression.