“The greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” Lao Tzu
Whatever we do for ourselves, it affects everybody and everything. There is nothing that happens in isolation, all things are connected. We are all on the web of life.
It matters not if it’s love or fear, compassion or anger, peace or aggression. Whatever it is we express, it resonates throughout all-that-is. It is the gift we give the world, humanity, Mother Earth, the Creator.
When we focus on loving ourselves, we increase the love in the world. When we focus on healing ourselves, we increase the health of the world. We might feel like a tiny grain of sand on a vast beach but this grain of sand can put out the eye of the mightiest beast. This grain of sand can choke the throat of doubt. This grain of sand can smooth the pains of the world.
Do not under-estimate your might, your power, your strength. Do not under-estimate your worth and your significance in the scheme of things. Do not under-estimate your influence. You influence your family, you influence your friends, you influence your work colleagues, you influence strangers that cross your path, you are the most important person in the world. We all are. We are not equal but we all have equal influence. Because influence isn’t media coverage or who talks the loudest, it’s energy. And energy is every thought, every word, every action we make. Every moment counts.
There is no such thing as selfish. This is a concept designed to make you feel guilty for not putting others before yourself. Who taught you that? A generation who still carried guilt for two world wars? It matters not. The past is healing and we are the ones who are healing it by the choices we make. What matters is that we, now, today, have the good sense to look beyond the filter that sees illusions and limitations. You are here to make yourself number one. You are number one. This is the most loving, most giving, most precious thing you can do for the world. To put yourself first. To love yourself completely. To honour yourself entirely. To accept yourself absolutely.