“I love you more than yesterday. Yesterday you got on my nerves.”
I recently watched a TED Talk given by Anita Moorjani. She’s someone that started to die/died and then came back to share her experience. Such presentations generally annoy me. Seeing, however, that this was a TED Talk, something I respect, and she didn’t sound crazy, I decided to purchase a book she wrote.
The main thing she brought back from her experience was the importance of love. Haven’t we heard that before!
However, she expanded on this love thing and had me looking at my life and myself in a different way. She reminds us that we’re suppose to love our neighbor as we love ourself. So we might want to look at the way we love ourselves and wonder if that’s the way we really want to treat those we claim to love.
She suggested that we might want to consider treating ourselves as honored guests in our home, as a benchmark of how to treat others. So when I had company the other evening I didn’t hand them a bowl of leftovers from the fridge along with a spoon and suggest that they could eat it cold or pop it into the microwave for a few minutes. But if that’s the way I treat myself, wouldn’t that be logical?
Spoiler – This post has no neatly wrapped conclusion. I’m simply going to take the time to observe how I treat myself, ask questions to try and figure out why I treat myself the way that I do, and probably make a few adjustments. I think this is going to be interesting!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.