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When You Love Yourself...A Poem By Charlie Chaplin Everyone Should Read.

Updated: Aug 30, 2022

This Poem Describes my journey of SELF LOVE so AUTHENTICALLY. I had posted this several years ago and looking back to where I was and everything that I have overcome through the years by learning to love, connect and listen to myself really brings me to a wonderful state of reflection. I used to write and express many years ago my thoughts, feelings and emotions and then somehow I lost myself and had to really dive into getting to know who and what I am inside and out. Its been such a crazy yet beautifully orchestrated journey and being where I am today I can honestly say I wouldn't go back and try to erase all my scars and deep wounds rather I am embracing the things that I once thought I couldn't. Life is such a beautiful gift that we get to experience. The good, the not so good and then the inner rewards of richness and peace once we get through the storms, learnings and lessons. If you ever feel in a place where life gets you down and out...dive deep into connecting with yourself, loving + nurturing yourself and taking all the time you need to heal, reflect and grow. You'll be amazed at where you'll end up just by committing to healing and going within. Sometimes it can seem like a lonely path, I know because I've been there-but this is my gentle nudge to you to hang in there and keep moving forward.

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering

are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.

Today, I know, this is "AUTHENTICITY"

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody

As I try to force my desires on this person, even tho I knew the time

was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even tho this person

was me. Today I call it "RESPECT"

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,

and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.

Today I call it "MATURITY"

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,

I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens

at exactly the right moment. So I could be calm.

Today I call it "SELF-CONFIDENCE"

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,

and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.

Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do

and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in

my own rhythm. Today I call it "SIMPLICITY"

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for

my health-food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew

me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a

healthy egoism. Today I know it is "LOVE OF ONESELF"

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since

I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is "MODESTY"

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying

about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING

is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it "FULFILLMENT"

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me

and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my

mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection~


We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems

with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing

new worlds are born today. Today I know THAT IS "LIFE"!!!

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