As I Began To Love Myself
By Charlie Chaplin
A beautiful poetic flowing of Divine Love.
is the energy of life….and you are the operator!
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only
warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY.”
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to
force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the
person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me.
Today I call it “RESPECT.”
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that
everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “MATURITY.”
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place
at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE.”
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects
for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and
that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.
Today I call it “SIMPLICITY.”
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health –
food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from
myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.
Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF.”
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was
wrong less of the time.
Today I discovered that is “MODESTY.”
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the
future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening.
Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT.”
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make
me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.
Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART.”
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with
ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.
Today I know “THAT IS “LIFE!”
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