Daily Inspiration: July 27, 2021

Audio version only:

Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration

The focus for today is:  I am respectful of my own needs and desires.

Shakespeare declared, "Self-loving is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting." 

When we speak of self-love, we are not talking about a adoration type of energy. Rather we are talking about self-respect, honoring one's desires and needs, and being true to our own self.

Self-love is not about putting oneself above anyone else, but it is also not about sacrificing our happiness to try to "make" someone else happy... We can "do for others" if our actions are coming from love. Doing things for others out of love is honoring our own self at the same time as honoring theirs. But doing for others out of martyrdom or resentful obligation, is not respectful of them or of ourselves. It's important to be respectful of our own needs and desires.


Today's Focus was inspired by the InnerSelf.com article:

Is There Such A Thing As Good Selfishness?
Written by Alan Cohen

Read the original article...


 Get The Latest By Email

Weekly Magazine Daily Inspiration

This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of respecting your needs and desires (today and every day)

Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day.

Today, we are respectful of our own needs and desires.

russell_bio
  

MOST POPULAR

What am I ready for?
Daily Inspiration: September 17, 2021
We have hopes and dreams, and possibly even grandiose visions for our future. However,…
picture of several flights of stairs heading in various directions
Daily Inspiration: September 16, 2021
Whatever our goal, whatever our vision, there is always a next step. And that is…
Where Do We Go From Here?
Daily Inspiration: September 14, 2021
We all have various wants and needs. And the things you need are not necessarily the same…
Where Do We Go From Here?
Daily Inspiration: September 13, 2021
Our time seems in short supply, even though we still have the same amount of time we've…
two feet in sneakers facing forward
Daily Inspiration: September 18, 2021
Are we our greatest friend or greatest enemy? We can only answer this question by…
reaching the mountaintop
Daily Inspiration: September 20, 2021
We have to be willing to aim high for what we desire, whether that is in the realm of…
two hands, one holding the earth, the other hand open to receive
Daily Inspiration: September 15, 2021
Many of us on the "spiritual path" are quite willing to give of ourselves, but have a…
man staring out window
Daily Inspiration: September 19, 2021
We are constantly being bombarded by other people's thoughts, desires, and projections.…
young girl opening a door to the outside
Daily Inspiration: September 21, 2021
The US Declaration of Independence says we have the right to pursue happiness. However, I…
a dove with wings spread out
Daily Inspiration: September 22, 2021
Our approach to life is based on our attitude about the past, present and future. Stress…
a view of a tree from an open window
Daily Inspiration: September 24, 2021
ometimes the hardest thing for us to do is to be open to the flow of life. That's rather…
girl with angel wings inside a light bulb
Daily Inspiration: September 23, 2021
We are born as a 100-watt light-bulb. Then our radiance was dimmed down to 60 or 40 or 10…
child playing with bubbles
Daily Inspiration: September 26, 2021
Be open to discovering the gifts life is offering you -- expect silver linings and…

follow InnerSelf on

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconinstagram iconpintrest iconrss icon

 Get The Latest By Email

Weekly Magazine Daily Inspiration

New Attitudes - New Possibilities

InnerSelf.comClimateImpactNews.com | InnerPower.net
MightyNatural.com | WholisticPolitics.com | InnerSelf Market
Copyright ©1985 - 2021 InnerSelf Publications. All Rights Reserved.