Journey to Your Deepest Self

If I Were to Love Myself

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If I were to love myself
The world would be transformed
No feeling inadequate, like I made a mistake
No comparing myself to others… no matter what
No feeling bad about how others respond to me
Their acceptance or not
No believing I’ve done anything to be sorry for
No feeling like I’ve let anyone down
Especially myself
Nothing at all wrong with me anymore
If I were to love myself.

If I were to love myself
I’d rejoice in all that I do
All that I am
I’d know beyond all doubt
That I’ve been doing the very best I could
For all time
And that it’s okay to learn
To be more of myself
Than I’ve every known before
Uncovering the goodness of my being
If I were to love myself.

If I were to love myself
Body would rejoice
Energy of love flowing to feed my cells
Finally getting the nourishment to live
Fully alive like never before
The gift that is me
That I was meant to bring to this world
Inspiring others to bring their gifts forward
Bring who they are alive
For us all to receive
If I were to love myself.

If I were to love myself
There wouldn’t be anything to be afraid of
Fear itself would be loved
And transformed by that love
Into knowing the truth
That I am important, vital
Inseparable from all that is
That it really is all about me
After all
Connected to all that is
One to the other
One large Body of creation
Made to open us to the truth of our being
Made to create a world based on real love
If I were to love myself.


One Response to “If I Were to Love Myself”

  1. John says:

    Wow, what a great poem! Thanks Betty, and that evocative image fits it very well..

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