This is a question I would like you, my readers, to answer. Here is what some of you have said so far:
We are so used to blame, to look for the fault outside of ourself. It’s our spouses fault, our children’s, friends, family members, our boss’s, colleagues, societies, the politicians… but never ours.
But living a fulfilled life can never be based on faulting – not yourself and even less others.
Living a happy, fulfilled life has to be based on love – unconditional love – for self and with that for others. If you can love yourself unconditionally you will automatically be able to also love those around you (even the politicians 🙂
That does not mean you are always in agreement with their behavior but because you feel love unconditionally, you will be able to respect them and accept their shortcomings like you will accept yours.
When you live in love, unconditional love, you will live in peace
and that love and peace will spread.
Remember, world peace starts with one – with you (and with me).
All in Love
About 2 weeks ago I returned from an incredible workshop called “Enlightened Warrior Camp” in Malaysia. Actually it was much, much more than a workshop. It was a real life experience and a very amazing one at that.
We learned so much about ourselves; about who we truly are and about what has been holding us back – until now.
Lao Tzu was right. Knowing yourself bring you power and enlightenment.
During our 5 day camp experience we learned about our self-set boundaries and limitations and how to overcome them. We learned that we can do and are much, much more than we ever thought possible.
One person in my group was pysically handicapped and never walked further than a few yards but during one of our experience he walked for miles on soft sand in the heat.
The camp was hard – for me physically and for others mentally – but one could watch as we each opened our hearts and our souls in order to become a true team of over-achievers – of truly enlightened warriors. It was wonderful how we connected from heart to heart while finding and using our true powers.
For the first time in my life I felt totally unconditional love for myself. Not only acceptance and appreciation; no truly unconditional love and respect for self and for all life. I felt the power and choices I have in every cell of my body. It was the most incredible and most beautiful feeling. As if God had hugged me and told me “I love you Barbara”. And to tell you the truth, I think he did.
I cannot share what we did to create these breakthroughs and of course I will honor that commitment because telling you would not do anything, you will need to experience it. So if you ever want to really break through your limitations do join the Enlightened Warrior Camp as soon as you can.
This is a very personal post so if you are afraid of learning too much about my inner world, please do not read it.
During my 43-hour return journey from Malaysia I had mini-break-through after mini-breakthrough until, at one moment, I was flooded with LOVE – unconditional love, total love, nothing but love – for self and for everything and everyone around me.
I appologize if this sounds weird and not my usual down to earth style but it was the most beautiful feeling I have ever felt. For once I WAS COMPLETE! ALL WAS GOOD. ALL WAS AS IT SHOULD BE!
The aftermath of this feeling lasted for a couple of hours and everything looked clearer, more beautiful than normal. I fell in love – again – with my home country, with our efficiency, with my trip, with the experiences I had just made and – with myself!
Attention! This is important. I fell in love with myself.
I felt a very deep feeling of unconditional love for myself. Do you know that this is a FIRST? Isn’t that shocking? For the first time in my life I was flooded by UNCONDITIONAL LOVE for myself. A lovely voice said: “I love you Barbara” and I knew it to be true. Not intellectually but on a cellular level – I just KNEW it and felt it in every cell!
My God, this is a massiv breakthrough for me. 32 years of personal growth, of working on myself, on my self-esteem and confidence, and finally I knew there is nothing but LOVE that matters. When you have accepted that unconditional love for self, everything else falls into place. And the crazy thing is that it was always there, I just burried it under all the should do’s and must do’s of my life.
Love for self is all emcompassing. As soon as you feel that you have space for everything and everyone you want in your life. You are the creator. You are the one!