As I grow older I am learning more and more about myself and I love it! When I was younger I have always been blessed to have an understanding of who I was and that “no one knows me like I do” and my capabilities and what lies on the inside. I thought I had it pretty figured out. As I grow older I am so grateful for the connection and relationship I had built with myself over the years. That connection has only deepened and continues to be filled with growth and understanding. As we grow older we often loose our kid like wondering spirit, we become tied down by titles, boxes and stereotypes of how our lives should look and what we should achieve by a certain age. We loose our sense of self in all of the external “stuff” and we are taught especially in todays society that the more we have the happier we should be.
There is not a great deal of emphasis placed on unconditional self-love and self-care. The love that is “internal” focused on the relationship with the person in the mirror, not the external image and stuff. We become confused with where our true happiness comes from, we forget to fall in love and get to get to know the real us on the inside. When all is said and done, everything on the external will shift, our job titles and projects, our relationships with others, our age, our children will grow up and so forth. Life is ever-changing whether we like it or not. Therefore we have to do the work on ourselves and invest in who we are.
When was the last time you had “fallen in love” with yourself, got to know yourself and appreciated who you are. We love investing in relationships with others yet we neglect to invest in ourselves. Think about it for a minute, if you invest in knowing yourself, who you are, your values, interests and more, you will attract into your life what you want and deserve. You won’t need relationships to complete you, instead you will attract into your life relationships that compliment you.