1. Every time I don’t take care of myself, I’m expecting someone else to do it for me.
This doesn’t happen consciously, but it is the beginning of disappointment — and resentment. Do your best to take care of yourself and you’ll free up your attention to serve the world as you intend.
2. My only concern at any given moment needs be to feel good.
Feelings are powerful. SO very powerful they control our actions whether we want them or not. Learn to REALLY feel your feelings and then make feeling good your priority.
3. I’m awfully needy. That’s a good thing.
We’re ALL needy. We need water, food, security, love… The list of things we need is never ending. More than anything, we need each other. Self-sufficiency is a painful illusion. Acknowledge your needs and address them. Not only will you be embracing your humanness but you’ll give others the opportunity to do the same.
4. My highest good is THE highest good.
This truth is sometimes apparent and many times it’s not, but it is always the case. What’s truly best for you — and getting to know THAT is a journey in itself — is, by law of nature, the best for everyone else.
5. This body is my vehicle to experience life.
This is so obvious that it is easy to forget. Don’t take your body for granted. Take care of it the best you can. You don’t get to have another one. At least not in this lifetime.
6. Sleep and poop are not negotiable.
Do whatever is necessary to sleep enough and poop regularly. These two things constitute a strong foundation for health and wellness.
7. I’m not here to be liked. I’m here to serve.
If you look for everyone’s approval, you will end up sacrificing yourself. Keep the focus on you — your vision, your talents, your joy. Expressing the highest possible version of yourself is the highest service you can offer.
8. I have no control over most things, but I can change the way I feel about them.
In truth, there’s very little you have control over and plenty of things that go against your will. But that is the case for everyone and no reason to duel in frustration and suffering. Find tools and resources to train yourself to see situations from different perspectives. It’s all about learning your lessons more effectively.
9. Movement is the language of my body.
Your body expresses itself through movement. If you don’t move your body, you will not only get sick but you will also go insane.
10. My ache is my teacher.
Every pain and ache is there to teach you something. If you’re dealing with physical illness, try meditating on this question: what do I need to let go off? Do it once and again, and again. It’s always about letting go of something.
11. Sunlight is sacred.
Sunlight is the life force of plants and hence, without sunlight there is no life. Get outside in the sunlight as frequently as you can and eat lots of green leaves. They’re packets of sunlight!
12. There’s nothing I can do to not deserve to be loved
I believe this is all we are trying to learn. You are loved only because you ARE. You don’t need to “earn” love nor can anyone take it from you. Just like sea waves, or flowers, or cute kitties, love is given.