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A Lifelong Romance

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I keep thinking that my initial reaction to this quote was to reject it as trite and irrelevant to my journey. But the longer I sit with it, it points me to all the many ways I have sought value outside myself. Grasping at relationships with others is one form of this. As is losing weight for the "wrong" reasons -- to assuage a damaged ego, to get compliments from others.

What does it mean to really love oneself? Beyond giving oneself approval, I think it's about listening deeply to what is true for oneself, following the guidance of that inner voice. The more I listen to my inner voice, the more I create partnership with myself. And that is beautiful.

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/24/2013 4:37AM

    Thank you.

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RENEEGADE 6/23/2013 6:17PM

    I love the quote! For me, it's taking good care of my body, my mind, and my soul/spirit. I admire people that do, because they value their being. Sometimes a relationship can help you love yourself even more, because you learn from someone who does love who they are, and they are a great teacher! Love that inner voice too! emoticon

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