Did you know that the relationships we have with others will be no better than the relationship we have with ourselves?
One of the reasons I always had short-term relationships until I met Linda was because, on some level, I didn’t feel worthy of love.
And one of the main reasons THIS relationship has lasted so long (18 years and counting) is because I took time to work on my self-esteem first.
Some folks on the mailing list may know the story.
At that time, I was what you could call a “champion angry person”.
I really KNEW how to do anger.
I was angry at just about everything.
And this was even AFTER learning about the power of the mind, and the importance of beliefs.
One day, I realized that if I was going to turn my life around, I had to take control of my emotions.
If I wanted love in my life, I had to do love, not anger.
The first few days were hard.
I’d sit and try to think loving thoughts, but then I would find something to be angry about, and that was the end of that session.
But I persisted.
Again and again I would sit down with the intention to shift my thinking away from anger and more towards love.
A few days of this, and it started to get easier.
A couple of weeks, and I was a changed man.
But here’s the interesting part.
Not only did I FEEL better, but my luck improved as well.
Things started going my way more often.
People I didn’t even know somehow appeared right when I needed their help.
And they took the time to actually help me.
That was new.
So, I continued to take time every day to sit and focus my mind on love.
Within a couple of months, I had fixed a number of problems in my life, and then I met Linda, who is now my wife.
Now, I have to admit that I haven’t been completely consistent with this.
There have been times I thought I was “too busy” to take the time for this.
But then things wouldn’t work out as well, and when I “found the time” to get back to the meditations on love, life was magical again.
Out of everything I’ve learned in my life, the thing that has made the most difference was the importance of going within and focusing on love.
If you do nothing else, this one thing will make your life much more enjoyable.