Your first relationship must be with yourself. – Neale Donald Walsch
We must be peaceful first, we must be comfortable in our own skin first, we must know self first, before we can be truly happy.
1) Peace comes when the constant chatter in our mind begins to slow down and when we understand that we’re ultimately safe in God. Practice meditation.
2) Self-respect arrives when we accept ourselves just as we are, even though there’s lot’s to improve. It arrives when we’re not too concerned about what others think of us. Practice affirmations, recognize your own beauty.
3) Self-knowledge arises when we observe our habits, our tendencies, our assumptions and what drives us. Practice awareness.
When we have peace, self-respect and self-knowledge we know that true happiness can be sustained through a selfless approach towards others, an approach that leads to service.
Today I AM focused on me. I find peace. I like myself. And I AM aware of my tendencies and proclivities. I know I must be happy first. I flow with God’s love today.