Make Love of Yourself Perfect

I often quote this to friends (it was quoted to me by Tara Brach) and I am finding that it's what I need to hear for myself now: You ar...

I often quote this to friends (it was quoted to me by Tara Brach) and I am finding that it's what I need to hear for myself now:

You are perfect, only you don’t know it.
Learn to know yourself and you will discover wonders.
All you need is already within you, only you must approach yourself with reverence and love.
Self-condemnation and self-distrust are grievous errors.
Your constant flight from pain and search for pleasure is a sign of the love you bear for yourself;
all I plead with you is this: make love of yourself perfect.
Deny yourself nothing – give yourself infinity and eternity and discover that
you do not need them; you are beyond.

-- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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  1. Exactly what I needed to hear today!! :)

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  2. I'm glad i'm not the only one who needs to love themselves a little better lately. It's hard.

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  3. It sure is hard FG! I think the hardest thing about it is learning how to express love for yourself!

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  4. Oh! I just so needed to hear this today, too! I'm all in a tizzy over work, worried that maybe I've messed up my children in some way and thinking that everything is MY FAULT.

    *sigh*

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  5. Angela -- how could you mess up your children?

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  6. That was so amazing to hear...thank you for sharing!

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  7. I love all of these quotes where the general gist of it is that at our core, we are beautiful, happy, lovely people and we just need to get back to that.

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