How Radical Self Love Can Save the World
The world is hurting right now. People and the land are suffering in unbearable ways.
The beauty and reality of this is that we cannot fight all the fights to help protect and save the world, but we can relieve our own suffering that will spawn ripples of healing beyond. Our physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies cannot withstand that amount of pressure and energy exertion to do all the things. During these times of so many shifts in awareness due to social media pollination fueling the political uproar and protests, where do you stand? Do you desire social change? What are your core values and beliefs that support your actions? It is of utmost importance that we each, individually connect with ourselves to determine where we stand in this quickly evolving world so we may collectively join together to make a difference that will save the world from this colossal suffering. Many people are uprising, people who have never protested before in their lives are now on the streets with their families, fighting for the causes that they believe in. You need to know what you believe in right now.
We all need to be more selfish.
We cannot fight all the fights, so you need to establish a practice of radical self love that will allow you the space to tune into yourself, your values and gifts to determine how you may be of service. This task alone can save the world.
Whether you share your love to your children, write poetry, pick up trash silently on the side of the road, it's your responsibility to do what brings you joy and fuels your passion to live. If we each, as individuals connected to our purpose in this way, we collectively will make the change that is needed to create more love in that world that shines light on the pain and suffering and heals.
To know yourself is to love yourself. Do you know what you value? What do you purchase? What do you spend your time doing? Who do you spend your time with? What emotions fill your day? These are all questions that can guide you toward determining what you currently value, not what you wish you valued. When you understand and become aware of your values you have more access to shifting them to better serve you, your purpose and goals.
Here is a non exhaustive list of possible words to choose from or be inspired by to establish your personal core values that radiate and penetrate all realms of your life. Go through and select the words that resonate with you. When you are through compiling a list of your values, go through and select your top 5 values.
Begin looking at your values and questioning whether they serve your highest good, or whether they are causing you suffering. If they are causing you suffering, consider changing them to something new that supports your health and happiness. Refer here to help you successfully change.
Ensuring you go through this process alone allows you the opportunity to begin exploring collective core values with family, friends, coworkers and partners to be in alignment with your highest self. Checking in with your core values will enable you to filter your choices and actions to streamline your effectiveness in life.
Know who you are, know where you can make a difference, and do the most good.
Aimee, 30 years old views life as a gift and an opportunity to live your dreams. Stick around to hear how she does it and supports you in doing it, too.