Friday, February 7, 2014

LushLunes: Loving Yourself

While I was in Puerto Rico, I meditated on the balcony of my hotel room.   I truly love to meditate by the ocean. It makes me feel connected to the Universe on another level. However, if you're disconnected with yourself, that is a whole other issue. 

Let's rewind to two days before my trip: After being in the snowmageddon of NYC, layering my clothes to the point that I felt like a sausage, my self esteem took a big hit.

My inner-dialogue was getting very negative, and packing was a nightmare because I felt like nothing fit me properly. Plus, I'd been so busy at work that I had not made the time to exercise for two weeks, but made lots of time for cookies.

Get the picture?

Fast forward to that balcony meditation: As my mantra, I decided to say to myself, "I love you unconditionally." I don't know what prompted it, but I did it. And the next thing I remember, tears were streaming down my face and I ended the meditation with a smile and a laugh at how silly I can be.

It was a good meditation. I felt connected to myself again. And this made me want to take care of myself.  So, I hit the gym afterward and spent the rest of the day on the beach, a little less critical of myself.

This brings me to your LushLunes mission.

Today, your mission is to talk to yourself and say the following words:  "I love you unconditionally." You have to say it at least 10 times. You may laugh. You my cry. You may not believe it and shrug it off. But today, if just for a few seconds tell yourself these words. Even if it is a lie right now, if you keep speaking words of love, you will eventually feel that love.

I know I did.

Have a LOVE filled LushLunes. And I also hope you have a fabulous Día de San Valentín.