Do you see how ludicrous that is? Oh, I don't mean that it's ludicrous or wrong to be clean and dress well, but that it's ludicrous that we start our decorating process from the outside, as opposed to from the inside.
We want our lives to be filled with peace and harmony, but we only spend a fraction of the time that we spend on that outer decorating process as compared to the time we spend on the inner one. Decorating yourself from the inside out literally means that the intention to work magic on the inside must be strong, and that this intention translates into time and consistency spent on that inner decoration.
How does your house come to be as beautiful as it is? Probably one of the reasons is because you have devoted time and love to it, even if you did it on a shoestring and went from garage sale to flea market in order to find beautiful pieces that you then restored. Devotion, love and time are elements that you also require for the inner process. You simply would not expect your hair, your clothes, your face, your body, etc. to look good without some effort, and so you also can not expect your inner self to shine without time, love and devotion.
Think of your inner self as the part of you that will never grow old. As the part of you that will always be. Doesn't it make more sense to spend at least as much love, time and devotion on decorating that part of yourself, as you do on the outer part? Isn't that who you really are? Or do you actually believe that you are the wrinkles (or perhaps no wrinkles yet) on your face, or the designer label of clothing you wear? And if that inner part is who you really are, then that part of you deserves attention, time, devotion and love. Care for it at least as much as you care for the state of your skin or hair or nails. Grow it, decorate it, and care for it every single day of your life. Having a good hair day is great. Having a good life of inner peace, joy, harmony and freedom is priceless.
For more about seeking the connection to the self, about self-discovery and self-love, and about taking charge of your thoughts and emotions and about the self-transformational process - both in your outer life in the world, and in your inner life with your connection to your inner, divine self, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self (paperback or e-book).
To download the first chapter, click here
From the Description on Amazon: Ask anyone, whatever their circumstances, if their life is vibrant, fulfilling, harmonious and happy. An honest reply is likely to be 'no', because to answer a truthful 'yes' is no mean feat. Only to grow psychologically and emotionally is not enough. And only to grow spiritually is not enough either. All three dimensions need to be developed in order to realize your full potential. If you are willing to assume total responsibility for the self and to start what is an on-going journey, you will quickly begin to glimpse the first fruits of the ultimate goal: inner well-being, freedom, peace, harmony and joy. This book sets out the pathway to self-mastery and self-discovery and walking that pathway will be the most exciting adventure of your life.
The Tao of Spiritual Partnership: Background Music in Daily Life That Can Enhance Your Growth
The Tao of Spiritual Partnership is also available in print and Kindle formats.
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From the Description on Amazon: More exciting than any other kind of relationship you have ever known, spiritual partnership is a path, a Tao, available to you so that you may transform your life. Spiritual partnership becomes background music to daily life allowing you to enhance the process of your growth and evolution.
This ground-breaking book addresses:
• relationship patterns that hold you back from a truly fulfilled life
• the strong connection between sexuality and spiritual partnership
• communication leading to true connection & lasting transformation of your relationship
It is precisely at the problematic crossroads so often encountered in relationships that we are offered the opportunity to create a new foundation based on mutual complementarity rather than need; a free relationship between two people who want to be together, rather than two people who need to be together. Needing another, we are told, is the measure of love, but for a fully conscious individual nothing could be further from the truth. And therein lies part of the secret and healing power of spiritual partnerships.
Praise for The Tao of Spiritual Partnership
“All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come."
Chris Griscom: Spiritual Leader, Author
“Eloquently and comprehensive, showing how your primary love relationship may be a sacred vessel that transports you and your partner to a place of mutual healing and expansion.”
Robert Schwartz: Author of Your Soul’s Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self
My new book: The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self, is due out later this year. Here is a brief excerpt from the Introduction:
It is your right to live a life of love. It is your right to understand that loving yourself first is not a selfish way of behavior, but one that allows you to live that life of love. However, it's highly probable that you never got the instruction manual explaining exactly how to accomplish this. Possibly your family - and it may have been a loving family - considered loving the self an act of selfishness. Or perhaps the members of your family simply didn't practice loving the self, and of course, what you didn't see - what was not shown to you - while you were growing up, meant that you just didn't learn how to apply it to yourself. The closer you are able to move towards loving yourself, the closer you will be to living a life of love - quite independently of whether you are in a love relationship or not. A life of love can be lived with or without a partnership, because a life of love implies that you know that it all begins with you by loving the self. The more clearly you understand how to love yourself, the more clearly you will see that it is very hard - if not impossible - to love others in ways that are unrelated to fulfilling any of your needs. Loving yourself first is - for so many of us - one of the hardest things we will ever learn how to do. But know this: the benefits affect you in every particle of your being - body, mind, and soul - and are greater than you will ever be able to imagine.
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