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A Quickie with Self-love

Written by Julia Flynn

Self-love has an image problem. Unfortunately, it’s normally viewed as conceit or self-admiration, like in the Bruno Mars’ playful, sassy hit song Uptown Funk. You know the lyrics…

“Got kiss myself, I’m so pretty

I’m too hot (hot damn)
Called a police and a fireman
I’m too hot (hot damn)
Make a dragon wanna retire man
I’m too hot (hot damn)
Say my name you know who I am
I’m too hot (hot damn)”

But self-love, the healthy, spiritual kind, supports emotional healing and personal growth. Gaia magazine clarifies self-love as, “Owning your own power and acting from a place of kindness toward yourself.”

Living a life infused with self-love creates successive moments of positivity. Who doesn’t want that?! Let’s focus on two key pieces of self-love’s wisdom to lift us up.

–       Life ONLY exists in the present moment through our senses. There is no life being lived in the thoughts of our past or future.  Now. The present moment. Is where life is fully lived.

–       Within each present moment conflicting parts or voices may want to be heard. Without judgement and without pushing them away, hear them. This act of self-love activates healing and thoughtful decision making. The non-judgmental listening to parts of ourselves creates a platform of equality. All parts, the ones we believe are good, are bad, and are ugly are now equal. This inner equality is self-love.

Now back to Bruno and Uptown Funk  to sing out with the hallelujahs!

Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)

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About the author

Julia Flynn

Julia is on a continuous improvement plan. She constantly asks herself, “Is there a healthier way I can do this?” whether it means creating a delightful vegetarian dish or polishing off a bag of Milano Cookies. She is as interested in physical health as emotional health. She mines her intuitive self for healing, soul growth, and personal growth. Besides writing she enjoys yoga, traveling, silence, football, and laughter. Not necessarily in that order.

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