Recently my colleague, Klay Williams and I launched Life Cafe w/ Alana & Klay. To kick off this live, 4-week, interactive series we discussed relationships. We spoke about the various types of relationships and how our insecurities, fears, and judgments show up in these relationships. We also spoke about the most important relationship- the relationship with the self.
As someone who has struggled in the past to nurture my own relationship with myself, I can’t stress enough how important it is to show up for yourself, to love yourself, and to learn how to fully accept yourself for who you are.
How do you begin to cultivate a deeper-more loving relationship with yourself?
Be honest with yourself about all the ways you aren’t so loving and kind to yourself. No, I’m not suggesting that you beat yourself up in any way but I am suggesting that you get really clear about how you’re going to start making YOU a priority in your life.
HONOR & RESPECT YOURSELF
Honoring and respecting yourself isn’t just about carving out time for yourself and being disciplined about making you a priority in your life, honoring and respecting yourself means fully embracing and accepting yourself for who you are. That means bringing your true, authentic self to the party.
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR VALUE & SELF-WORTH
Giving yourself permission to make YOU a sacred priority in your life is the first step. Yes, it can be a challenge to acknowledge your value and self-worth, especially if you weren’t raised with a strengthened sense of either. There are plenty of tools I offer my clients to help strengthen their capacity to acknowledge their innate goodness but the truth is it takes time and practice.
NOURISH YOUR MIND BODY & SPIRIT
Carving out quality time to explore your passions and interests is vital. Engaging in activities that nourish your mind, body, and Spirit brings you a greater sense of vitality, joy, peace, love, fulfillment, and wellbeing.
LET GO OF EXPECTATIONS
No one wants to feel like they’re being pressured to do or be anything other than who they are. Letting go of expectations creates a space that allows yourself and others to be authentic and real.
Remember, relationships are our greatest teachers- they mirror our innermost thoughts, feelings and beliefs about ourselves. As we grow to honor, love, AND accept ourselves for who we are, our capacity to honor, love, and accept others grows too. May all your relationships reflect the Divine goodness that exists within you. Sending you all my love.
With Love & Light,
Want to learn more about Life Cafe w/ Alana & Klay? Click here for details: http://www.theradiantwell.com/events/ & don’t forget to join us live- this Wednesday 2/27/13.