When I awakened to my spiritual journey, some of the first messages I received were urgings to be good to myself, to love myself, to start doing some of the things I wanted to even if they were goofy, like rolling down a grassy hill, riding a Harley, having a special bracelet made of colorful and meaningful stones. I began to follow those urges, which I now recognize as instinct. My soul was longing for my attention. It knew what I was missing, what I didn’t understand. I had nothing to give until I gave to myself. I wasn’t just to show love and compassion for others, but also to myself. It’s not selfish or self-centered, it just plain saving grace. Because when you start feeling good about yourself and your life then the love begins to overflow, into your family, your friends, your job, everywhere. When your life is aligned with your soul then positive attracts positive and all things are possible.
So be good to yourself and take a bubble bath. Yes, even if you’re a guy! Or take a picnic lunch to the park and a good book. Or just lay back on the ground and find faces in the clouds. Know you deserve quality time with yourself. Find Joy in the Journey!