I Pledge to Love Myself – Sunday Sermon from the Church of Inner Beauty – Hello Beautiful Ladies
I found this wonderful poem, Author Unknown but I thought it would be wonderful to share for the Sunday Sermon. I sat in meditation, and what came to mind, was a sudden epiphany, that felt so divine? As I got in touch with myself, my story, my body, my soul, I asked myself the question, If I could choose but one focus and just one goal, What would be? And how would it be achieved? How to be S.M.A.R.T., And I laid out the following for the course I must chart.
I sat in meditation, and what came to mind, was a sudden epiphany, that felt so divine? As I got in touch with myself, my story, my body, my soul, I asked myself the question, If I could choose but one focus and just one goal, What would be? And how would it be achieved? How to be S.M.A.R.T., And I laid out the following for the course I must chart.
What is the goal? What must I achieve?
~TO LOVE – COMPLETELY, RADICALLY RADICAL SELF-LOVING ME.~
The first step is to come up with a list, Of everything I am flawed at, And if it went missing, It wouldn’t be missed. And then each day, To take just one thing from that list And sit down quietly to think on it Then to PROVE to myself That having that flaw Actually, makes me even more lovable than not having it at all. I’ll ask, “What good things does it bring?” And write it all down, And slowly but surely turn upside down my frown. And with each imperfection, I come to embrace My love for myself will show on my face. With a skip and a hop, I will know I am that much better When I come to embrace my own scarlet letters. And what is the next step, I know you might ask It’s the unfurling of my masks. I write up a list of all the things I try to hide then each day sit down And peer inside. What is this mask? And what purpose does it serve? When do I wear it? And when does it NOT serve?Does it keep me safe? Or does it hurt? How naked can I be And am I better for it? Can I lay it aside? Or maybe will I still need it someday? And will I know people better By the masks I must wear?
Then the next step is a list of what I am now doing that is not a self-loving act? Smoking? Not exercising? Sleeping too much? Eating too much? not Sleeping enough? being unkind, judgemental, jealous or self-loathing. And each day deciding to write down some steps That every day I could implement, Writing down just one poor habit, That now I can nix. What will I do And how will it be fixed? What can I do instead? And start to begin. And when I achieve this new healthy thing I’ll come to a point where everything I do Is a self-loving act.
Self-talk is a natural thing, But LOVING self-talk Is an ON PURPOSE thing? Each day I will pick one thing to say That will move my heart to joy And I’ll say it all day, all day, all day Repetition is important to employ. Quietly in my head And softly in the mirror And in every moment of sadness or glee I will fight for my right to be happy, to be happy, to be happy to be me. The woman in the mirror who looks back Believes everything she hears And knows that I tell no lies And sees that I am whole without lack.
Then the next step would be To love my body.Not as it was, Nor as it could be, But wholly completely exactly what is before me.And the wonders she has to offer me.With a loving caressed a daily gentle massageI’ll whisper to myself“You complete me.”And I will say“May you be happy because that’s how much I love you.”And I’ll do this every day until my body expects itAnd I’ll call it self-worship and she’ll know I respect it.
So to sum up in the best of ways how I will choose this year to spend my days: A daily message and daily praise. Nourishing food and making bad habits just part of the “old days”.Talking kindly to my reflection until she smiles with glee ever more loving self-loving me.Addressing my issues one at a time until wholeheartedly I knowMy issues are blessed to be mine.
I do realize, That by loving myself as thoroughly as can be, That is the level of my ability to love thee.When others fall short or begin to failTo love me as I love myself how easy it will be to shrug and move on because even without you babe, I got it going on.
~TO LOVE Me COMPLETELY, RADICALLY RADICAL SELF-LOVING ME.~