Louise Hay is one of the most loving people on the planet. These 12 commandment’s by Louise really helped me (and still do) to love myself more and I had to share them with you. Print them out and/or share them with all you love. Enjoy!
LOUISE HAY’S 12 COMMANDMENTS ~ OR HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF
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.
Let the past go. You did the best your could at the time with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge that you had. Now you are growing and changing, and you will live life differently.
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 loved.
BE KIND TO YOUR MIND
Self-hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don’t hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts.
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well youare 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 in order to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise do you enjoy? Cherish and revere the temple you live in.
Look into your eyes often. Express the growing sense of love you have for yourself. Forgive yourself while looking into the mirror. Talk to your parents while looking into the mirror. Forgive them, too. At least once a day 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 find the new relationship. Begin now–and do the best you can.
Remember the things that gave you joy as a child. Incorporate them into your life now. Find a way to have fun with everything you do. Let yourself express the joy of living. Laugh. Rejoice, and the Universe rejoices with you!
Which commandment(s) will you begin trying this week? I am going to be more gentle with myself and exercise more. Have a great week.
Here is a short little meditation on accepting yourself by spiritual teacher Osho.
Affirm: I have an infinite well of love within me.
Taken from Louise Hay’s Newsletter. A free sample copy is available at her website:
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