Happy Self-Love Summer!!!

Happy Self-Love Summer!!!

We have a societal belief that summer is the time to take a break and go to the beach or visit friends and family. Unity understands that only when we love ourselves can we extend genuine love to others. I’m inviting us to do both this summer.

Take a jaunt that makes your heart sing, and find deeper ways to love yourself from day to day. Here are some wonderful words attributed to Charlie Chaplin on loving ourselves:

“As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself, I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself, I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself, I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So, I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself, I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself, I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

May we bless ourselves with love and shine it into our world! HAPPY SUMMER!

Oodles of love and fun,
Rev. Patty

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