Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thought for the Day - You Got to Take Care of Yourself

One realisation that could shift the power in your favor is this - that it is YOU who have to take care of YOURSELF. As long as you are expecting the world to take care of you, to understand your deepest needs and stand by waiting to administer love and care, you are likely to feel further let down. That's because the world might not know exactly what and how much and when you need all this stuff you are looking for. The best way is to take care of yourself because you know what you need. And you are capable of doing it.

There are times when all of us feel down or lost. When we feel overwhelmed by the world's burdens and need love. (Let us say these are times when a much younger or rather an insecure and more vulnerable you is at play here.) You would hope or even expect people around you to see the vulnerability and step in. Sometimes they sense it and sometimes they don't. The problem is that most times they might not be around even. So its best to play both roles. See yourself also as the grown up and confident and mature one who can give love and be tender - who can take care of the vulnerable you. See both of you in your mind - the loving older one and the vulnerable younger one (like they showed in the movie 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'). Pamper the vulnerable one, be nice, sit with him or her.

All will be fine. You will soon find enough love inside of you to want to share. You will no longer be needy. You will be a giver. You no longer are victimised, the one who has no love. You are the one who can generate your own love and even give out some spare love.

Good place to be in. Try it. It is easier than you think. And hugely empowering and liberating.

No comments: