"You are always choosing
which self you will love from.
In your choice lives your destiny."
-- Alan Cohen
New: Audio version
[Classic post from 11-24-15]
The other day, I said that allowing is loving; that to become an allower is to become a lover. It has a beginning, and that beginning is in us.
From Abraham, Esther Hicks: "The not allowing of self is usually where the not allowing of others comes forth. Usually, the one who is most disapproving of a quality in himself notices that same quality in others and disapproves of it there as well. And so, an accepting, an approving, an appreciating, and an allowing of oneself is the first step in the appreciating, approving, or allowing of others.
And that does not mean that you must wait until you are, by your standards, perfect, or that they are, by their standards, perfect, for there will never be that perfect ending place--for you are all ever-changing, ever-growing Beings. It means looking and intending to see in you what you want to see, or intending to see in others what you want to see."
That last sentence is worthy of repeating to take note of it and the power of its message: "It means looking and intending to see in you what you want to see, or intending to see in others what you want to see." The most powerful part in that to me is looking to see in us what we want to see outside of us. That says so much.
Feel free to replace the allow words with love. As we learn to allow or love ourselves, we then have the understanding and capacity to allow and love others.
Thanksgiving Inside Out.
Spread Some Joy Today--by seeing that joy within yourself flowing out and touching others. They will feel it because you do.