Monday, October 22, 2012

Self-Love Challenge: Part 2

So, I continue with Part 2 of my Self-Love Challenge with additional entries and acts of self-love....
Days 13 to 16 of the Self-Love Challenge: Priority = Fun with Family! Had lots of fun over the extended weekend with my sis, bro, bro-in-law, and nieces. Enjoyed some soccer-watching, tennis-playing, swimming, live music, fried ice cream, and more. Way to play soccer this weekend #14!

Day 17 of the Self-Love Challenge: Indulge in live 80s music. Enough said.

Day 18 of the Self-Love Challenge: Focusing on GRATITUDE. So thankful for all of the wonderful gifts I have received in my life, especially over the past few years as my personal awareness has grown exponentially. I am so appreciative of the opportunity to be here with you right now!

Day 19 of the Self-Love Challenge: KINDNESS. It is said that what you "give out" comes back to you and serves as a mirror to show you what you created. 'Waves of Kindness' is an initiative that encourages you to create or share a kind act/thought each day at 8 am and 8 pm in your timezone. Check it out! Now, you can focus on sending out doses of kindness out and receiving them back. That's what I'm doing.

Days 20-22 of the Self-Love Challenge: REST. Had a relaxing weekend visit at the beach to rest, recharge, and relax. Must make time to do this every now and then (or more preferably - very often!)

Day 23 of the Self-Love Challenge: Collective forgiveness. A common belief in the philosophy of Ho'oponopono is that we can all contribute to the well-being of humanity as a whole. So, I try to recite the mantra when I can: “I'm sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you." That way I forgive you, me, and everyone else at the same time. Learn more about it here:

Day 24 of the Self-Love Challenge: Repaying the Favor. Recently, I wanted to convey gratitude and love for others that have helped me in my growth process, and it was shared that the best gift that you can ever offer is to love yourself even more, which further amplifies the love they feel in return. Seems to always come back to that!

Day 25 of the Self-Love Challenge: Focus on having the confidence and perseverance to keep trying if I fail or fall short of self-set goals. Oh yes, this comes up a lot for perfectionists and those of us with high expectations of self!
Day 26 of the Self-Love Challenge: Quiet Time. In honor of 'Be the Peace' day tomorrow, I wish to share the benefits of meditation/quiet contemplation. I try to spend at least 20 minutes daily to quiet my mind and connect to higher awareness. Today's experience was just magical! Give it a try.

Stay tuned for my final summary and reflections!