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As I Began to Love Myself

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Dea Rivera
Mindfulness Teacher
This brief guide to accepting and ultimately loving yourself is inspired by the words of Charlie Chaplin. May it be of benefit.
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Jeanisse
As I begin...
As I begin to love myself, because this is a full time job, I comprehend that things happen at the right time; that I would need to live day by day, and stop worrying about the past & stressing over the future: what has happen, happened, & it forged the person that I am; what will happen, will happen to help me grow... but the present is just that: a present that I need to open and embrace. As I begin to love myself, I understand kindness it's not only meant for others, but it needs to start with one self.
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Elyssa
As I began to love myself, I noticed it felt really good !
I learned that God wants me to as value myself as He does. And begin pouring the life, love, kindness, and compassion that I pour into others into myself.
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William
Simplicity
Dea, yes! Simplicity in the moment! Greater challenge for me is to like myself. Will continue to work. Thanks.
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Camellia
🧡
The mind can become an ally when connected to the heart. Love that. Thank you
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Diane
As I begin to love myself
Thank you for reminding me to love myself❤️I have forgotten over time and this is a very good way to remind myself that it is important for me to LOVE myself❤️
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Monique
As I Began to Love Myself
I learned that my anxiety comes from a lack of forgiveness, the pursuit of perfection, not living in the present but in the past and the future. I also learned that if I listen to my anxiety, it is giving me a message to love myself. I would not intentionally offend or hurt another but when I negate to respond in a self-loving manner when I feel anxious, that is exactly what I am doing to myself.
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Kyla
Self Care
I learned that loving myself is not selfish and very much needed for mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
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Stephanie Acheampong
It’s okay!
I learned that loving myself is not a selfish thing but a selfless act. I love me now more than yesterday.
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jennifer L.
As I begin to love myself...
I can feel the sunlight of the spirit and connect to the divinity within myself and to divinity within others. God is love and everything can be healed with love starting with loving our Selves, with humility and authenticity.
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Nancy
As I begin to love myself
I am learning that it is not selfish, self-centered, or wrong to start loving myself. It is a new concept for me, and this app is my first baby step towards taking better care of myself for the first time in my life!
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Star
I love me....
I love myself more and more each day❤️and will continue to do so without feeling selfish 🥰
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Joanne
I trying!
I’m tying to love myself, I’m learning more and more about me, I know one day, I will fall in love with me.
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Norma
learning to love an cherrish myself
Challenge I can win. As I start to love myself I realize no one can do it for you I learn no one can do it but myself. Self love is something only you can accomplish.
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Melisa
Self-love
I realize loving myself is not selfish it needs to be my number one priority in order to be of service to the world. I must do this before all else in action, word and deed.
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Zulema
Self love work in progress
I realized that learning how to love me for who I am is going to be a long journey and that I had no idea of what self love really was and its scary but I'm ready to be a little selfish because it's time I love me!
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Monique
Self Love
I realized that I’m on the right track. I’m ready to begin a love affair with myself❤️
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Carrie B
Life
Living in the moment is where I want to be- ultimate fulfillment
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Olivia Lynn
I come first 🕉
Without loving myself first, I have no HEALTHY room to love anyone else
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Shelley
It doesn’t have to be perfect
I realized that I need to stop beating myself up about all the little mistakes and focus on the good things in my day.
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Jahira
Life
Self love is about the peace you have with yourself. Learning to be true to your feelings and being okay with it. Definitely a key to life!
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Marc-Elie
New chapter
I learned that loving myself first is very important for my journey.
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Deborah
Listen and learn
I need to listen to this over and over. This is so intense yet simple. We all need to love ourselves to make the world a better place to raise our conscious level for the good of all
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Samantha
As I began to love myself
I definitely need to listen to this a few more times as more to it than was immediately obvious. Bulkkk
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Susan
As I Begin To Love Myself
Each phrase is a meditation in itself! I could listen again and again. Remember to love yourself
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Cara
Me
I am exactly where I need to be…and everything that matters is happening right now.
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Betsy Clark
Self love
Definitely where I need/ want to grow and hearing the story just gives me an idea of how self love fits together with my emotional distress and how increasing self love us the core of everything for me.
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Sarah
As I Began to Love Myself
These are the very essence of how proud and excited one should feel as they learn more about who they are and continue growing in life! If we stop continuing to learn, change, and grow, we will be stuck. Never truly living.
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Ana
No one can Hurt myself
I learned that no one can Hurt me as long as I don’t allow it!
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Ana
As I began to love myself
I can not love someone else as long as I don’t love myself! Respect is the key word!
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Maria
My own friend
I need to be kinder for myself and not hold higher expectations for myself. I need to treat my self as my own friend. I need to support myself as my best friend
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Nicole
Loving myself
I learned that perception is the driver of all forces. How we perceive our life, our experiences, and our relationships matter more than we know. Great teaching!
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Michelle
Learn to let it be…
Let go of fear and worry and LET IT BE because it will BE regardless of how much anxiety I allow in my life
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Shaye
Beautiful
The sound in the background was calming and comforting and within one minute I noticed a huge difference in my mood. My attention span is not that long and I listened to the whole thing and tried to open my heart back up. The part where it says connect heart and mind, is my goal. I want both to work in synchronously. I feel peaceful.
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Melinda
Empowering words, positive words.
How I learned to love myself. I love this story and will listen to it again and again.
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Laura-Lee
Forgiveness
I learned that I need to forgive myself for anything ! Right or wrong and accept I am a human (be-ing ) and living in THIS very moment as a I write ….
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jess 🧡
As i began to love myself...
I have realised that there are certain people that the universe has given to me. They serve a purpose to learn from, to heal from, and to love from. Everything is as it should be, i call this balance :)
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Vida
That I am loved
Life is beautiful I am grateful for everything I have now it won’t me save hhfggkn hhhhh. Hhhhhhhh
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Tabitha
Confused
I am beginning to feel afraid about our world. I am scared for my son who lives in Sydney where outbreaks are occurring regularly. I feel sick with worry that our world will never be the same again. I am in a bad relationship where we are no longer kind to each other and I cannot stop myself reacting to words and situations. I feel lost and unbelievably alone. I don’t sleep well.
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Doug
Loving myself
I learned that it really feels good to love yourself. It takes times and work to see the difference..
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Brandon
As I began to love myself
I learned that I don’t need to escape life. Realize bad things happen no matter what go intentions you have. You are exactly where you need to be. Nothing is permanent especially thoughts/feelings
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Dallas
My Journey starts now
I learned that life will go on no matter what happens so I need to be able to adjust to the present and find happiness within so I don’t just let the days began to blur and feel wasted. I need to become more present in what is happening around me than just in my head.
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Rest
I felt some peace in my body. My breathing is slower. Xxxxxx. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Cathy
Perfect Timing
This opened my mind to new possibilities. I got new glasses today and with this story I see better.
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Nicole
As I begin to love myself
I felt better after I thought about the changes that happen as I begin to love myself.
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mari
it was calming
i miss bedtime stories i want to love myself more and start spending more time alone again like i used to so i can find myself again and again and again
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Vivien
Me
That I need to love myself more and not put up with selfish people
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Mary
My thoughts can make me sick.
They can also keep you sad for longer. Be vigilant about self dialog.
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Joseph
Sb sunday
Feeling anxiety as my current track, doing everything I can to stray away from it. Need purpose, excitement. Noticing loneliness and lack of future grandeur Need to take bite sized chunks at improving myself. Need to encourage and reward myself. Positive reinforcement all the way bb
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jennifer
I really wanna learn to love myself and be okay we’re just being with me… I feel like I don’t want to be alone but I’m not ready to be with anybody else… That’s confusing…
I need to just love myself and try to learn to be happy with that and to let it happen because where ever I am right now is where I’m supposed to be.
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Salina
❤️ myself
I got reminded of loving myself is one of the most important things I need/will learn to do .
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Cindy
Remember to love myself
Been trying to remind myself every day to love myself. This was a good idea to keep doing so.
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Joyce
Chaplan’s Outlook
For a silent film star, he really had a lot to say, and it has aged well. Namaste
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Verney
Wonderful
I loved this! It says everything. And Innoway that’s so beautiful and simple. I’m gonna save it and let’s try and listen to it every morning. It’s exactly what I’ve been attempting in my life. And it puts it in a way that’s, well my simple mind can understand it’s not too complicated. When it gets too complicated I freeze up and then I walk backwards I turn around and run. Lol every once in a while I find something that just fits really well like a puzzle piece. I believe that all things are a puzzle piece and then I take them and I try to see if they fit somewhere in my life and if they’re not fitting right now I don’t discard them I just set them to the side and then later I try them again and if they’re not working yet I sent them aside again but I have found that usually most things will fit at some point. This one happens to fit right now. And I’m excited about that. I’ve learned many things from this app. And the coaches on it have been marvelous I relate to some more than others and that’s to be expected not that any are better than someone else just different. It has actually changed me but I have to do the work and I have been. When I came here and I started I was devastated. I was in a period of my life when I couldn’t function I was suicidal, I was getting out of a relationship with a narcissist that I have been in with for four years abusive emotionally physically and financially. And I loved him and I wanted to go back but I knew I couldn’t in between this and therapy and working very hard and no longer want that. But I don’t hate him. I only have love in my heart and that took me a while and a lot of it has to do with working people on here. Listening and practicing. And I think all of you it’s made a huge difference in my life and I know it will continue. I fully understand that we have to do the footwork. But you help with the information and the support and the love and the sharing in the kindness. Because without that I wouldn’t be where I am at today and I know that I am incredibly grateful thank you.
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Carol
Makes one go hmmmm
And is gently throughly informing me in a way that links things together.
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Natasha
Motivation
I learned that I no longer desire the life that I wanted with regard to the expectations and pressure that I pushed myself to the max for….. I am realizing to take things in the moment, and build smaller goals, until I reach and attain the larger one’s…. This will place less stress and pressure on myself, and motivate me to tackle things one by one until the mission is complete.
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Crystal Dawn
I needed this motivation
Even when stars collide they form a new life 🙌💕💕💕💕💕💕 this really hit home for me because I have been fighting for my marriage and I need to just relax and let be what will be.
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Kate
Self love
This was important for me because I have trouble loving myself as I am.
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Louise
Joy
I feel joy and Calm and nomather what I will be okey. That life happens anyway.
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Jess
I reallly enjoyed this reading I def needed to hear this !
I learned that life shows up and I can handle it with getting overwhelmed!