HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF
Louise L. Hay
Stop all criticism. Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to
criticize yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody
changes. When you criticize yourself, your changes are negative. When
you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.
Stop scaring yourself.
Stop terrorizing yourself with your thoughts.
It's a dreadful way to live. Find a mental image that gives you
pleasure, (mine is yellow roses) and immediately switch your scary
thought to a pleasure thought.
Be gentle and kind and patient. Be
gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself as
you learn the new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone
you really love.
Be kind to your mind.
Self-hatred is only hating your own thoughts.
Don't hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change the thoughts.
Praise yourself. Criticism breaks the inner spirit. Praise
builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well
you are doing with every little thing.
Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to
friends and allow them to help you. It is being strong to ask for help
when you need it.
Be loving to your negatives.
Acknowledge that you created them to fulfill a
need. Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfill those needs. So,
lovingly release the old negative patterns.
Take care of your body.
Learn about nutrition. What kind of fuel does your
body need to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise.
What kind of exercise can you enjoy? Cherish and revere the temple you
Look into your own eyes often. Express this
growing sense of love you have for yourself. Forgive yourself looking
into the mirror. Talk to your parents looking into the mirror. Forgive
them, too. At least once a day look into the mirror and say: "I love
you, I really love you!".
LOVE YOURSELF - DO IT NOW!
Don't wait until you get well or lose the
weight, or get the new job, or the new relationship.
BEGIN NOW - Do the best you can.
copyright 1988 Louise L. Hay
"Wisdom is Within Coaching is pleased
to share these messages of inspiration. I trust that you will find them
a source of guidance and support. " Love Liz