The Art Of Being Yourself

I asked a question yesterday, after reading a post on The Indie Byline. It was more of a statement, but the bottom line was, in fact, a question. “How do you go about loving yourself?”. I believe everything happens for a reason, and things are very rarely coincidences, so finding this post shared by Anee Uche while scrolling through my google+ page (something I hardly do) was the universes’ way of giving me a very satisfying answer.

Caroline McHugh doesn’t precisely address self love, but self acceptance. And to me, the two could very much be the same. She says;

“You’re already different, your job is to figure out how and to be MORE of that.”

“Superiority and Inferiority are both signs of a fragile ego. One of them is about a delusion of grandeur and the other delusions of insignificance.”

“There’s a third way of being in the world, I call it “interiority”. It describes a particular deposition, (1) its completely uncomparative. (2) it’s the only place in your life where you have no competition.”

“Needing other people’s approval, needing somebody else’s opinion and mistaking it for your own is one of the most debilitating things you’ll do on the road to being yourself.”

“Humility is not thinking less about yourself, humility is thinking about yourself less.”

“When you look at remarkable or successful individuals, I don’t mean monetarily successful, I mean people that are being successful by achieving whatever they set out to do. You find out that the thing they have in common is that they have nothing in common.”

“I have identified the thread that links them, these are individuals that have managed to figure out the unique gift that the universe gave them when they incarnated and then put that at the service of their goals”

 “People who are frightened of being themselves would work for people who aren’t afraid.”

“Your only job while you’re here, on this planet is to be good at being you as they (your role models and whoever you look up to) are good at being them.”

“You’re not just somebody’s boss, or somebody’s mom, You’re yourself.”

Thoughts?

 

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