Hey! Over the next days I am going to be sharing some of the benefits of my inner journey over the last few years.
I’m going to start with the most important change in my life:
I love myself. Unapologetically and completely.
I don’t think I’m perfect, far from it, but that is not required. I just am, doing the best I can, and that is enough.
The strange thing about true self-love is that it makes you more egoless than ego centric. When you’ve got your obsession with yourself out of the way it becomes so much easier to serve. A lot of ego centric behaviour actually comes from a place of low self worth and fear of rejection.
Not loving yourself makes you selfish because you are constantly living with a low grade fear in the background, fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, fear of life. So you react to life, rather than act in a purposeful way.
Loving yourself makes you more unselfish because you are not living in fear anymore. You don’t really care what other people think because your core belief becomes “I am enough.”
From “I am enough” a lot of things open up. When you start living more in love than in fear you slowly start to see the big picture. So from “I am enough” you slowly get to “I am infinite” in the meaning, I am the universe, the universe is within me. As above, so below, as within so without. I am you and you are me, and that lead you to service.
As long as there is one human being in the world that is suffering, we are all suffering. Because we are essentially all one.
You start to see everything as a mirror. It’s very beautiful and very humbling at the same time. Getting angry at others becomes more and more absurd. But fortunately getting angry at yourself also becomes a waste of time. These days I try my best to simply recognise where I’m less than I want to be and do my best to change that.
Getting here was not easy. For a long time one of my core beliefs was that I was unloveable. It was not really at the forefront of my thoughts but it was at the back, directing my decisions without me realising it.
The way I got here was a very windy road. But I now have a full toolbox of tricks that I want to share with everyone that could possible benefit from that.
I use meditation and kundalini yoga all the time. I use mantras a lot. I use mindset practices to correct my thoughts. I use my emotions only (well mostly, let’s be honest) as guidance.
For the most part I don’t let my thoughts or emotions take me wherever they want. I direct them as I would direct naughty children when that is needed.
Do you have any questions? You can ask me anything!
Lots of love, Gian Tara