Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

Be impeccable with your words……especially in the way that you speak with yourself.  Our inner dialogue is a product of our up-bringing…..if we were taught to express love to those around us, then we are able to express self-love. Conversely, If our early life was dominated by the adults in our life catching us doing something wrong then we tend to do the same.  While our levels of self-love can be attributed to our childhood experiences, we cannot blame our parents or guardians…..because if they had known how to love themselves then they would have taught their children to do so. So while we can acknowledge that we are the product of our past…..we can also decide to love ourselves in the present moment and reclaim the power that comes with our ability to do so.

When you are feeling bad, the feeling is in you.  While we can lay the blame with someone else…..the hard cold facts are that “the feeling is your feeling” and it has nothing to do with anyone else.  Most bad feelings are the result of conflict…..but the recognition that we are choosing the feelings, is what we must remember.  We experience what we tolerate and what we tolerate comes back to how much we love ourselves.  Love gives us strong self-esteem; it builds our belief in what is possible, and as a result we are more loving and supportive to ourselves and those around us.  There is a divine setup working that ensures we attract people who will cause us to take a deeper look at ourselves.  So be present, because these are the people who can help us heal our unseen wounds.

Louise Hay said “I continue to explain that no matter what the problem seems to be, there is only one thing I ever work on with anyone. and this is Loving the Self.  Love is the miracle cure.  Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.  I am not talking about vanity or arrogance or being stuck up, for that is not love.  It is fear.  I am talking about having a great respect for ourselves and a gratitude for the miracle of our bodies and our minds.  If we deny our good in any way, it is an act of not loving ourselves. Lack of self-worth is another expression of not loving ourselves.  Whatever the problem is….it is safe to look within and the point of power is always the present moment.”