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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thoughts to get you Thinking #78

Just because one has the physical appearance of a human being does not mean one is human. In order to be entitled to call oneself Human, one must possess the qualities of Understanding, Love and Compassion. Also, Peace must be an essential part of one's nature. If one does not possess these qualities, one is really a machine and not human at all.

"At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance."-- Dr. Paul Tournier

How do you see yourself as unlovable?
Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?

The beliefs we adopt as children usually don't hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."--
Buddha

"Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities."
-- Dalai Lama