Service Starts With Self-Love
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”
I know you want to make a difference for people. It could be through your art, music, writing, coaching, advising, mentoring– or just being you!
But I know it’s hard to make a difference for people if you’re not feeling empowered yourself.
If you are feeling down, overwhelmed, stressed or tired, you probably don’t have the desire energy to help other people, right?
That’s when it’s time to take care of yourself with as much self-love as possible.
I don’t think self-love is just a massage or facial (even though I do love those things!)
Self-love is how we take care of our heads and our hearts. It’s paying attention to all the thoughts and emotions that are showing up for us.
If you have ongoing thoughts like, “I can’t ever…, I will never…, I don’t deserve… I’m not good enough…” and are overwhelmed with emotion because of those thoughts, then it’s time for self-love.
❤️ Take a moment to pause and dive in to all your thoughts.
❤️ Allow yourself to feel all your emotions.
❤️ Let go of any judgment of these thoughts and emotions. Can you even love them?
❤️ Connect to the loving person you are.
When you practice self-love, you connect to a lighter and happier you. You connect to your bright soul that so badly wants to connect with people and make a difference.
It is essential you clear your mind and energy to be fully available for people in your life. I have a rigorous morning practice and regular awareness practice to make sure I am clear and available for my clients and people in my life. When I am clear and empowered, that’s when I can make a difference for you.
Service starts with self-love.
What are you doing for others? It is urgent you show up for yourself every single day at any given moment. That’s when you will truly be ready and available to be of service for others.
The beauty is, this energy will feed you right back, helping remind you of who you really are.
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