Today I’ll tell you about an author I was recently introduced to and absolutely adore. Her Name is Louise Hay. She is an author/motivational speaker. Lost in the ups and downs and ins and outs of depression for the past several years I have delved into the works of quite a number of these speakers and their works. I feel that my problem has been that I have not been “ready” to hear the words or practice the methods for a very long time. I feel a jolt of inspiration and happiness from time to time and this is when I pick up the material. However, the low sets in again and I find it next to impossible to even see it through.
That being said, lately I have felt a bit more open to the concept of hope and change. Not always, mind you, but more often than in previous times. So, when my good friend copied the affirmation you see above and gave it to me to post on my mirror I had one of those “quick jolts” of hope. It may seem cheesy to say these kind of things while looking at yourself in the mirror. I’ve always been skeptical of affirming myself. But today I say… “Why not?” I’ve made many mistakes, taken many wrong turns. I’ve spent too many days buried under the covers in the dark. Too many days not being grateful and feeling unworthy and incapable. And I know all that is not going to change in the blink of an eye or just because I tell myself “I love you” on a daily basis. However, after listening to and reading about this amazing woman and what she has to teach I find myself feeling a little bit more open to the power of affirming myself and shedding light on my darkness. I do hope that this openness continues and allows me the chance to rediscover who it is that I really am.
So… On Love… One of the things that I’m loving right now is this lovely woman, Louise Hay.