To go with the post about Loving Myself, are yesterday’s and today’s passages from “Simple Abundance” by Sarah Ban Breathnach
April 12th says: “Learning to Love and Honor Your Body”
“The body is a sacred garment. It’s your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.” – Martha Graham
It goes on to say: “The time has come for us to realize that until we work on increasing our self-esteem by loving ourselves in small ways, we can’t begin changing ourselves for the better in big ways.”
April 13th says: The Only Weight-Loss Aid You’ll Ever Need
“Self-love is the only weight-loss aid that really works in the long run.” – Jenny Craig
It goes on to say: “Eating was meant to be one of life’s sublime simple pleasures. However, the more we starve ourselves, the more weight we eventually gain, and then we end up hating ourselves. The only way to stop the heart-breaking cycle of self-loathing is to stop dieting and use our common sense. Eat when you’re hungry, drink when you’re thristy, sleep when you’re tired, get in harmony with your body through exercise, and nourish your soul through prayer and meditation. Be really whole and all things will come to you. ”
So today I’m going to love myself in small ways and love me for myself and not the way the world thinks I should look.