Maybe it is only when life comes to a standstill that we are able to focus on our self. Usually our priorities are on earning a living, outside work, our family life, social media etc. Our attention is scattered and frittered away into these areas and the busyness that comes with it.
Who has time to peer into the inner world where most think it is impractical and intangible. Perhaps only introverts! When everyone wanted things fast, now we are being forced to slow down our pace, or forced to face our self. The outer layers of identity, the version of ourselves that we live from, is it truly who we are?
Meditation is gaining popularity as it is an effective way to help us to relax and feel more peaceful during these stressful times. Practising meditation helps us to increase our own self awareness. When we meditate, what we are doing is simply giving ourselves the attention which we give to others when we love them. Usually we invest our time to listen and talk to loved ones or do something for them, and in return we also want the same attention back from them. Attention is Love. Everyone desires to be loved, however, always wanting attention from others is perhaps a sign of neediness and lacking of self love. By directing attention to ourselves whilst meditating, we give ourselves the love which we feel we are not receiving from others and that starts our healing from the inside.
Gradually we may start to feel the layers of our identity being unpeeled, we then reach the place of Silence. The place within us where we are connected to the whole of the cosmos and the self love which was thus limited expands to permeate the consciousness. In that state, we become Love itself.
Here are the 3 tips to start loving ourselves:
- Have a sense of compassion for yourself. That means having patience and taking the time for yourself to be aware of your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations etc. without any judgement
- Recognise the negative self talk that goes on and replace it with positive affirmations.
- Practising a scientifically proven and authentic method of meditation which has helped many around the world. Check out our ‘Let’s Meditate’ section in the menu.