Meditation - Nurturing Self Love

"Today is the tomorrow you promised yourself yesterday."

Tonight is your night to give yourself back the love you so freely give to others.

"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

“She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” Anais Nin.

“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”

“The reward we get for pleasing everybody else, is that we are left feeling empty and unhappy with ourselves.”

"The well-worn, easy path is the one usually leading to mediocrity. Take the more difficult, less traveled path or create your own. The greater the challenge, the greater the joy experienced in overcoming it." - David Scott

"Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." -- Louise L. Hay

“Be very very very gentle with yourself. The world is very very very hard on you.”

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." -- Harvey Fierstein

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”

"Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults." -Les Brown

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“We are broken and put back together with the glue of self-love. It is through the cracks and fissures of our weaknesses that light shines in. Operate from your heart and not your hurt and always give love one more try" – David Scott

“Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself — if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself — it is very difficult to take care of another person.”- Thích Nhất Hạnh

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it. – Unknown

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” - Swami Vivekananda

“When you are evolving to your higher self, the road is long and lonesome, but you’re simply shedding energies that no longer match the frequency of your destiny. The hardest walk is walking alone, but it’s also the walk that makes you the strongest.”

“People know your name, not your story. They’ve heard what you’ve done, but not what you’ve been through. So take their opinions of you with a grain of salt. In the end, it’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. Sometimes you have to do exactly what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.”

Focus on the people who inspire you, not the ones who annoy you.

"Have you ever found yourself, wasting enormous amounts of energy trying to please someone, who is not happy with themselves and has no capacity to love? Not everyone you meet in life is good, but if you look you will find good in every person. Life is short. Focus on the people that inspire you and not the ones that bring you down. Spend it with people who allow you to see the world differently; that make you laugh and feel loved. " David Scott

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.” - Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

We are like a moon, the surface of our soul is cratered with reminders of the impact our lives encountered with others along our journey, we have a bright and a dark side, while our shape never really changes, we appear to change dramatically by the perspective of how others see us and the light reflected on us.

“Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the light of love that lives within it.” - Guy Finley

“Love in such a way, as the person you love feels free.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“You know it is love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”— Julia Roberts

“Love needs great courage. It needs great courage because it needs the sacrifice of the ego.” - Osho

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” - Khalil Gibran

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust

“In true love, you attain freedom.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

“If love appears, boundaries will disappear.” - Osho

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." – Mother Theresa

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." – Mother Theresa

“Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”

"Some people will not love you regardless of what you do. Other people will love you regardless of what you do. Go towards the love "

Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”– Albert Camus

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” - Donna Roberts

Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world, choose the one who makes your world beautiful.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao-Tzu

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. – Sam Keen

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.

"Never go in search of love, go in search of life and life will find you the love you seek."

"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread." - Mother Teresa

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” ~Marianne Williamson

"Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I really need it."

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." ~ Mother Teresa

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting." ~Mother Teresa

"At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.' Hungry not only for bread - but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing - but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks - but homeless because of rejection." ~Mother Teresa

You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are ...transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"To love is just a choice. We choose love or we choose fear. We cannot serve two master."

When you judge me you are not loving me. "Love is the absence of judgment." – Dalai Lama

Love is when you look deeply in someone’s eyes and see everything you need.

"Don't chase love. Don't chase fame. Don't chase money. Chase being the best version of yourself and those things will chase you."

“Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.”- Osho

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ― Maya Angelou

If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.

"Talk and spend time with people that make you see the world differently."

"Learn to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of people loving you."

"Perhaps the biggest mistake I made in the past was that I believed love was about finding the right person. In reality, love is about becoming the right person. Don’t look for the person you want to spend your life with. Become the person you want to spend your life with."