As Buddha said, “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
How deep is your love? Feeling loved enriches your life and can even boost your immune system. The trouble comes when we look to others to validate our worth and “make us” happy. This external orientation is at the heart of suffering. Love yourself first and you will expand your capacity to give and receive love. You show love to yourself when you live with purpose in everything you do. That is the essence of Power Living – nurturing yourself mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally, and only bringing into your environment that which supports you. Take time to tame the inner critic and distance yourself from toxic people. Tell yourself – every day – that you’re good enough. Recognize that it is not selfish to treat yourself with care and compassion. Instead, it lays the foundation for more fulfilling relationships with others.
Until next time, remember – it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!
With Purpose & Power,
Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA.