Cha Ching! My brother said it would be okay for me to share this catchy phrase with you. He is the clever one who made the statement. On the surface, it sounds like a nice play on words or catchy phrase, but if you really take a minute to let it sink in, I think you’ll find there’s much more to it.
I have heard a message similar to this from several sources. Everyone puts their own twist on it, but I really like the way my brother summed it up. It’s quick and catchy- I like that kind of stuff. But dig into the deeper meaning. What I believe this really points to is the facts that you can’t do/be/have what you think you love, until you learn to love YOU in the moment.
Think about these questions: Are you in a job you dislike or even dread? Is your home depressing you so much that you feel the need to move to another? Do you believe your life would be better if you moved across the country; maybe across the world? Do you feel you’d be happier if you had a new mate? Have you heard yourself saying, “Life would be so much better if only my circumstances were different?” If you answered, “Yes” to any of these questions, I actually have one more question for you:
Do you really love yourself?
Chances are, you really don’t. So, you can change jobs. You can change homes. You can change zip codes. You can find a new mate. You can attempt to change those lousy circumstances. But until you learn to love yourself you will not be able to escape that which makes you miserable. This is the message of the catchy statement. When you take it down to its most raw form, the fact is that you can not make yourself happy by filling your life with “outside things.” Until you genuinely love yourself, you will not really be happy with your work, your relationships, your finances, your circumstances, your life.
What will it take for you to actually, genuinely love yourself? How can you find beauty in everyday life? What needs to change from the inside so that you can live as you want? It really isn’t about the outside. The work lies within.
Want to know the joy of self love and how it opens you up to your best life? Need someone to be honest with, without fear of judgment? Contact me. I will be glad to help you start your journey. Remember, you must make peace with yourself before you can have peace in any other part of your existence.
Let the journey begin!