Loving others is about lifting them up. You uplift another person with the quality of your attention, acceptance, affection and appreciation. The experience of love is always a joy when it’s uplifting and unconditional.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu
Love creates healthy relationships. It’s soul purpose is to open the hearts of humanity to live in higher states of consciousness. When you allow your heart to lead the way it will always direct you to the most loving experiences. Wherever your heart naturally goes, your attention will follow.
Affection uplifts another person by honoring their physical well-being. Your touch, kind words, and gentle embrace all speak the language of love. Genuine affection not only shows how much you care, it speaks volumes about your capacity for true intimacy.
Acceptance uplifts out of respect for others. Your approval allows...
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True beauty comes from within as the outward expression of a beautiful soul. The soul defines beauty as being the best version of yourself. Look for the beauty in yourself, find beauty in others, and see the beauty in nature to have a beautiful life.
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” Coco Chanel
Beautiful gemstones are formed in the earth's crust. These natural beauties are embedded in rock until someone finds them. Unearth the precious gems buried within yourself and others to discover the magical qualities that bring beauty to life.
Beauty isn't necessarily defined by physical appearance. It's how people feel when they're around you that determines your authentic beauty. People may not remember your outer appearance but they will remember how they felt in your presence.
A beautiful mind sees the world through the perspective of love. The reason beauty is in the eye of the beholder is because you project your...
Joy is your natural state. It's that spark of the divine that lives deep inside your heart and moves you towards the light of your highest potential. You'll find joy when you're fully engaged in the present moment.
“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” ~ Emily Dickinson
Children know that joy is their true nature. It's easy for them to find their joy because it hasn't been covered up by years of struggle. Trade all of your struggles for joy and renew your childlike zest for life.
Life is not a problem to be solved, it's an adventure to be enjoyed. You'll discover joy when you put your attention on being alive. Notice how good it feels to experience every moment of your life for the first time.
Joy is connected to meaning and purpose. It's how you feel when you're rising up to meet your full potential. When you remember what you came here to do, and start doing it, you'll experience the joy of living on...
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Loving yourself means paying attention to your body, mind, heart, and spirit. As you focus on each part with compassion you will naturally cultivate genuine self-love in a balanced way. When you love yourself life gets easier.
"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."
~ Barbara De Angelis
Loving your body begins with self-acceptance. It needs acceptance to heal or change any parts that you've judged or rejected. When you look at your body in the mirror focus on the parts that are easy to love, then switch your focus to the parts that are harder to love, and accept them too. Your body will respond with healing and transformation.
Loving your mind starts with attention. Pay attention to how you're using your mind or if it's using you. You can develop a healthy mindset by saying...
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The pinecone represents enlightenment. The four pathways to becoming enlightened are as close as your body, mind, heart and spirit. Focus on maintaining a healthy body so you'll have a reliable vehicle for your journey.
True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one's own self being fully realized.
~ Dalai Lama
Your body is one pathway to enlightenment. Every message it gives you is a sign that points you in the right direction. If you ignore your body's signals you may end up taking a detour to your soul's destination.
Create a passion project for your body. Decide what you feel passionate about when it comes to health and fitness. Use your passion to fuel a project that will take you on the physical pathway to enlightenment.
Acceptance of your body just the way it is can lead to enlightenment. Your ego is in the habit of finding fault, and its limited perspective will take you in the wrong direction. Love your body and give it the...
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