You can not truly share love with others if you are not giving yourself great and unconditional love!
“I greet this day with love in my heart.” is the start of Scroll II and our repeated sentence throughout this scroll. As you continue to read toward the end of the scroll Og Mandino writes, “And most of all I love myself.” He continues in that paragraph to go over all the actions he does in order to display that love to himself.
In the MasterKey Mastermind Alliance, we all enter this Pay It Forward program taking our color code personality at http://www.colorcode.com. I am a blue. What does it mean to be a blue? It means that my subconscious mind is pre-programmed to be a helper. This is an amazingly great quality in business and in my personal life so long as I don’t take it to the extreme. A helper must remember to be a helper of God or whomever you call the Higher Power of the Universe and a Self-Helper before you can effectively help anyone else. I like to call myself a recovering obsessive-compulsive helper.
What is an OCD Helper? As a helper personality, I get contacted so much throughout each day via phone, text, messenger on social media, e-mail, and the like. I have people who ask for my opinion which is ironic as we are on the Mental Diet which tells us to refrain from having an opinion for a whole week. I have many who reach out for help. I must make sure that I am making good choices on whom to help and who to let help themselves or to fall in order to get the help that he or she needs. As a helper, it is quite easy to lose track of yourself as you continually help others. This, in the long run, is not helpful to anyone. Life is like being a passenger on an airplane, you must put on your own oxygen mask first in order to help others.
I am grateful that we are regimented in our schedules. As a secondary yellow which means that I enjoy my “fun” time, I offset the giving of my heart, soul, and mind in helping others with enjoyable activities which are beneficial to me and sometimes more than me as well. I schedule time to be active or workout. I schedule time with my son that is not focused on homework, reading, or cleaning the house. All of those acts of service are acts of self-love and someone like me also needs to feel the love with some activities that are purely for enjoyment. In caring about myself enough to take some down time, I more effectively execute all tasks whether being business related, mother duty related, friend related, church related or otherwise.
(The above photo is my son as an Army Soldier for Halloween, and I was a Special Agent from “Men in Black”. We love our fun time!)
If I do not take the time to show love to myself, I can hit the wall also known as the burnout factor. I like to work with other go-getters whether they are high energy like me or my offset of laid-back, but still get it done. All types of people are needed to make our world go round. That being said, as I display love to myself, I choose to collaborate with those who will reciprocate my energy or at least maintain it. There will always be people who may or may not be trying to drain your energy. It is critical to have enough love for yourself to know how to participate (even if participating means refraining) with those interactions. That is what I like to call detachment with love which is another action of self-love. I will use that for a topic for the end of the week.
I am grateful and celebrate each day and all people!
I promise to live my definite major purpose everyday which provides for my personal pivotal needs of liberty and true health!
I always keep my promises.
Golden Cathy Bea Hallihan