Everything starts with self love.

I really, truly believe in that.

If you don't love yourself, you're constantly looking for love & approval from outside and you're pretending to be someone else. You're focusing on who you should become, instead of seeing, accepting & appreciating who you truly are. 

You are comparing yourself to others and you're constantly striving for more - more love, more money, more beauty, more friends, more stuff, more success ...

But it won't ever be enough.

You can't fill the void inside of you - with something outside of you.

If that would be the case, then every celebrity would be happy and fulfilled. They seem to have it all, right?

And still some of them are committing suicide.

Why is that?

The biggest need of your soul is to be whole, to feel love from within & to be authentic. 

This is so powerful.

It means, that you have something very beautiful inside of you - and you need to show it.

It means, that when you are born - you are already whole - you don't need anything or anyone else to complete you. You are perfect the way you are.

It means, that you have to fill your cup first. 

If you can't see how beautiful you truly are - how should someone else see that?

If you can't accept the way you are - how can you accept someone else?

If you don't love yourself - how can you love someone else - without expecting him / her to love you back?

Self love is a process.

But it is the foundation for everything.

It starts with getting to know yourself & seeing how beautiful you truly are. 

This is the reason, why I created the Blossome Journal - that helps you to get to know yourself better and to focus on the things, that are truly important, meaningful, fulfilling & joyful to you. Check it out here. 

Charlie Chaplin knew it all, back in 1959. 

He wrote this beautiful poem on his 70th birthday and it truly blows me away every time I read it. These words resonate with me on such a deep level, I can't even describe how it makes me feel.

Read it below. And because I think it is so powerful, I designed a pdf (in english and german), that you can print out and put somewhere you can see it every day. Enjoy. 

As I began to love myself

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”

Boom. How beautiful is that?

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Lots of love,

Simone

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