You are always hearing about the need to appreciate what you have and to appreciate the people in your life. How important it is to show gratitude and appreciation.
But, do you ever take the time to appreciate yourself? Do you ever really think about what you do on a daily basis? Do you take the time to practice awareness and really see all you do?
Do you feel unappreciated by others? Do you harbour resentment within that feeling? What if you tried to appreciate yourself instead of looking for appreciation from others? Looking for appreciation “out there” is based in ego and fear, not in love. To be happy, to feel appreciation, you need to focus your energy into your heart and LOVE.
Do you feel appreciation in your job, in your home, as a parent, spouse, child, as a part of the “Oneness” of all life on Earth?
We are more than our bank statements, our home, our car, our career. So much more. There is a Universal Life Force and YOU are a part of it. If you remove the ego, you will be able to appreciate the flow of life and love that surrounds you.
It does not matter who you appear to be on the outside, what matters is how you feel on the inside. Nothing external really matters, it is only a reflection of what is going on inside of you. Without ego, all that really matters is love.
Appreciate yourself. Love your work. Every job is important. Do not devalue yourself when you think of your work. Appreciate the work you do and do your best and do it with love. It, and you, are important.
Don’t devalue yourself in relationships. No one else can devalue you. If you feel devalued by someone else, go to your heart, appreciate yourself, and if need be, let that relationship go. Appreciate yourself, either the other person will start to appreciate you more, or you will appreciate yourself enough to walk away.
Appreciate your health. If you are healthy, appreciate the fact that you are healthy. Love your body. Even if your body is not what you consider to be “perfect”, it is perfect for you, and for where you are in your life. If you have an illness, appreciate what the illness is trying to tell you and the lessons you are learning from it; bring your energy into your heart and appreciate yourself and allow yourself to rest or recover. Love and appreciate what you can do, even if you can only do a little. Even if you cannot do much physically; energetically, you have the ability to impact the Collective Consciousness of our planet in a positive way, just by focusing on love.
You have the ability to make changes on an energetic level. It is not that difficult. Bring your energy into your heart. Love. Appreciate. It all starts with self. Your real self, not your ego self.
Love, appreciate, change the energy that surrounds you. We all start somewhere, start with making a list of all the things you appreciate about yourself, our world needs you.
According to Greg Braden as written in “The Divine Matrix”…
“The minimum number of people required to jump start a change in consciousness is the square root of one percent of a population.”