As I Began to Love Myself

A beautiful poem by Charlie Chaplin. Thank you Soul Fields and Ambition in the City for posting it to be found and read!

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and                                                           emotional sufferingtumblr_ltkntmre6i1qkdy8to1_500 are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

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 that 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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About Julianne Victoria

I am a writer, healer, spiritual life coach, astrologer & tarot reader in Santa Barbara, CA. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright; My main Blog: www.peacockseyes.com
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21 Responses to As I Began to Love Myself

  1. Shreya says:

    very well and beautifully written. I am re-blogging it too 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on The Journey and commented:
    Great poem by Charlie Chaplin. Re-blogged through Juliannevictoria Blog.

  3. Beautifull poem. Enlightening and inspiring. Im reblogging it 🙂

  4. girlseule says:

    This is a great poem, I have been thinking a lot about everyone loving themselves more in the last few days so it’s interesting I stumbled upon this poem!

  5. Dani Lynn says:

    I’d never heard this. Thanks for sharing. I’d like to quote that last line on my facebook page and include a link to your post for the full poem. It’s just beautiful.

  6. smallpebbles says:

    Ditto to the comments, and nice to read it came from CC. Joyful Now!

  7. Sublime Sol says:

    Beautiful and uplifting,
    Thanks.

  8. I know this poem and I love very much

  9. thank u for posting wonderful words of a great man
    with regards

  10. That poem is amazing! so glad you shared it.

  11. Amy says:

    Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Julianne!

  12. finnhoward says:

    So true. I like the picture to go with it. Perfect match.

  13. Thanks for sharing that. Very nice!

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