Highlights from "Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It"

By Kamal Ravikant

Cover of the book Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

This day, I vow to myself to love myself, to treat myself as someone I love truly and deeply—in my thoughts, my actions, the choices I make, the experiences I have, each moment I am conscious, I make the decision I LOVE MYSELF.

Darkness is the absence of light.

If I loved myself truly and deeply, would I let myself experience this? The answer, always, was a no.

the mind, left to itself, repeats the same stories, the same loops. Mostly ones that don’t serve us. So what’s practical, what’s transformative, is to consciously choose a thought. Then practice it again and again. With emotion, with feeling, with acceptance.

the more you think about it, the more you feel it, the stronger the memory.

James Altucher, in one of his best blog posts, talks about how he stops negative thoughts in their tracks with a simple mind trick. “Not useful,” he tells himself. It’s a switch, a breaker of sorts, shifts the pattern of the fear.

That’s the thing about loving yourself, you start to tolerate less what doesn’t serve you—especially from yourself. This alone changes your life.

If I loved myself truly and deeply, with all my heart, wanting only the very best for myself, wanting and deserving a magical and beautiful life, would I do this?

No matter where we are, no matter how good or bad things may seem, this moment is the perfect moment to take our stand. To say no more to what doesn’t serve us and an all-in yes to what does.

Our attention is like a spotlight in the darkness. What we focus on becomes our experience of reality. Simply put: what you expect, you receive.

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