Learning to love yourself is an art that can take years to master. If all you see when you look in the mirror are negatives and things to improve on then it’s a good indicator that you need to take some time to learn how to love yourself that bit more. Although we should always look for ways to improve ourselves, there’s no harm in standing up and seeing the beauty that lives both inside and out.
The experience of grief or the sudden shock of a loss can be extremely intense on all of our bodies – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Therefore, while you’re grieving, it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself. Your bodies need to be cared for, in order to handle such trauma. The stress of a major loss can quickly deplete your energy and emotional reserves, but ....
I recently observed how some people are quick to attack and criticize others for the things they eat, rather than actually being mindful with their own eating habits. I believe, and I am sure many others will agree, that being mindful with your food is one of the greatest acts of self-love and it is far more important than the gluten-free, Zen-vegan diet you think is going to save your soul!
The days of self sacrifice are OVER. The world WANTS our JOY, FREEDOM, and EMPOWERMENT. When we claim that, we attract the people into our lives that we DO NOT NEED to sacrifice for. Compromise once and a while? Yes. Give? Of course. But sacrifice the totality of all that we are? Sacrifice our dreams and creative inspirations? Our self care? NO!
Almost each day, we are bombarded with all types of media pushing us to do this or that to achieve the holy grail of optimal well-being and health. Do Bikram yoga, drink the green smoothies, do a headstand or unplug for thirty minutes to an hour in nature. But despite of all the repeated efforts to do what the latest guru is advocating, most of us still tend to keep falling down on our behind, feeling defeated by what’s beginning to look like mission impossible.
Spring is here! So that means there is a lots of flowers blooming everywhere and that's perfect not just for bees and humming birds but also for flower-bath lovers. Bathing in water infused with the goodness of plants, flowers herbs or essential oils and other healthful ingredients is a lovely, healing way to care for yourself or another and experience some self-love. Bath recipes have been prescribed for thousands of years to detox, relax and nourish the body, mind and soul.
Literally, "Om! The jewel is in the lotus." Om mani padme hum is an ancient Sanskrit mantra, chanted by many Buddhists, that is related to the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara, and with therefore the Dalai Lama, who is considered to be an incarnation of Avalokiteshvara. It is a reference to the Lotus Sutra, meant to be called upon for almost any type of support, such as wisdom, health, material things, and so on. It is also referred to by some as "The Great Bright Mantra" or the "Mantra of Universal Protection." Om mani padme hum is the national mantra of Tibet.