SELF-AWARENESS AND SELF-LOVE

Do you love yourself enough to have the courage to live your own life?
Do you have the courage to do this only for the love, 
regardless of the external rewards?

A lack of self-love shows up in a myriad of ways.

The deep need to have external validation…

The fear, disdain and discomfort of being alone…

The going to work each day and doing something only for money that doesn’t bring fulfillment and joy…

I could go on as there are many more, but hopefully you get the point.

What we’re discussing here is true self-awareness first; and then a love of who you find.

Something that is all but nonexistent in most people’s lives.

If you fall into this category, it’s not your fault.

“Fault” is created by individuals looking backward
to a perceived “imperfect” past. Mastery lives in the present
while looking forward. Embracing everything as a perfect part
of life unfolding. Learn. Integrate. Let it go.

You’ve not been conditioned nor encouraged to chase fulfillment. 

You’ve not been educated to do this either.

You’ve been educated and encouraged to chase the market, the money, the jobs and a false sense of security and accomplishment.

Success without fulfillment is not success at all.success-fulfillment-james-arthur-ray

Do you love yourself enough to give yourself the gift of fulfillment; and thereby find the greatest success?

Let’s face it, you currently spend more time earning your living than you do with the people you love the most.

You spend more time earning your living than you do involved in the things you enjoy doing the most.

That is if you’re like the masses.

You’re trading your life for the way you earn your livelihood.
We’re all trading our lives for something, I encourage you
to trade yours for something you enjoy, love, and that brings
complete fulfillment. Anything less is a sell-out of your life, heart and soul.

Loving yourself enough to live your own life and pursue your own authentic dreams is not easy. 

It’s not supposed to be easy.

“Easy” is the cocktail being served to the masses.

Getting success and your dreams “easy,”
is the cocktail being served to the masses. Stop drinking. 
Be willing to give everything you have for your passion and purpose.stop-drinking-james-arthur-ray

Look, spending eight hours or more doing something for money that has no meaning for you isn’t easy either!

Working hard for your own authentic purpose 
is fulfilling and not that hard. Not really.
Working hard for something unfulfilling is just plain hard.

Either way, you’re going to work hard.

So what has to happen for you to work hard at loving yourself?

First and foremost what has to happen for you to get to know yourself?

This takes time in solitude.

If you can’t spend a minimum of one hour alone in your own living room, with no pets,
no television, no book, no smart phone, no food, no alcohol, no conversation,
no external stimulus whatsoever. 
Just you and you alone, in complete silence. 
Then you don’t like yourself very much.

How can you ever expect for anyone else to enjoy your company when you don’t enjoy your own company?

How can you ever expect to have a connected relationship with another human being until you have a deep and connected relationship with yourself?

How can you ever expect to have a deep and connected relationship
with another human being until you first have a
deep and connected relationship with yourself? self-awareness-and-self-love-jams-athur-ray
You can’t; and you wont.

Once you connect with yourself, what has to happen for you to follow that small voice inside?

You know the one I’m talking about.

The voice that tells you that there’s more to life. That you’re here to do something meaningful and great.

The first step is self-awareness; and the first step is always harder than the second or third.

Take the first step.

Stay Awake, Love Life, and Be Epic!

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James