As i began to love myself

27. Juli 2015

von Kaliopi

Ein lauer Sommerabend in Berlin. Meine Freunde unterhalten sich, der Lieblingsjunge steht auf dem Balkon, raucht eine Zigarette. Angenehme Musik tönt im Hintergrund. Ich glaube es ist Ben Howard. Ich horche in mich hinein. Versuche irgendeine Art von Unruhe zu entdecken. Unwohlsein, oder Unzufriedenheit. Das Gefühl bleibt aus. Wie angenehm. Vollkommene Zufriedenheit.

Es gibt da dieses Gedicht von Charlie Chaplin. Die liebe Sarah hat es mir nah gebracht. Sie meinte es hat ihr geholfen. Nachdem ich es zum ersten Mal hörte, wusste ich auch warum; weil es all das zusammenfasst, was wichtig ist. As i began to love myself, von Charlie Chaplin:

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 isAUTHENTICITY.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as 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 steeling 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 freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.Today I know it is LOVE OF ONESELF.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is MODESTY.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry 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.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection WISDOM OF THE HEART.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS LIFE!


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