Discovering the Power of Healing and Embracing Self-Love
Healing and Self Love. Our journey in life is filled with ups and downs, and sometimes, we need a little bit of self-love to get through the tough times. But what does self-love truly mean? And how can we achieve it?
Ben teaches us that self-love is not just a fleeting feeling or a temporary fix. It’s about establishing a deep, constant sense of well-being within ourselves. It’s about being your own best friend and being there for yourself when no one else is.
Think about it, your partner or your loved ones may not always be by your side, and they might not always be in the mood to console you. But you, you are always there for yourself. So, why not learn to be your own source of comfort?
Ben shares an interesting perspective on loneliness and aloneness. Often, we equate being alone with being lonely. But what if we remove the negative stories we tell ourselves about being alone? What if we embrace the aloneness, relax into it, and let go of all the mental noise? What we find is pure love, a love that doesn’t need anything or anyone, a self-love that is comforting and consoling.
The journey to self-love is not always easy, and it’s not about shifting from negative thoughts to positive ones. It’s about recognizing the presence that is always there, the presence that exists before you label anything, before you turn it into something. It’s about recognizing the isness of life, the intrinsic nature of existence, which is love.
So, how do we tap into this self-love? It all comes down to a shift in awareness, a shift in attention. Our experience of life is constantly changing, and it’s all influenced by where we place our attention. When we learn to direct our attention to the love that is always present, we start to experience a profound shift in our being. We move from conflict to love, from suffering to peace.
Remember, self-love is not about doing; it’s about being. It’s about letting go of the personal identity, the stories, the mental noise, and simply being present with what is. And when we do that, we find love, not just any love, but a love that is unconditional, a love that is always there, a love that is us.
In 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
In embracing self-love, we find healing. We find peace. We find joy. And most importantly, we find ourselves.
“Embracing aloneness is embracing love itself, for in the space of being alone, minus the stories, we find the comforting embrace of self-love that we have been searching for all along.” – Ben
Transformative power of self-love.
“Love is the intrinsic nature of existence. Love is just the word, but let’s call it love. So how does it feel, how does it feel at the innermost core? Like love. That’s why it’s a beautiful word for it.” – Bentinho Massaro
The Essence of Self-Love
We all desire love and consolation, but what if self-love is the key to a constant sense of well-being? Ben teaches us that self-love is not just a thought; it’s a presence that already exists within us.
The Nature of Aloneness
Loneliness is often perceived negatively, but when we strip away the story and labels, we find a sense of aloneness, which is, in essence, love. It’s the love that doesn’t require external validation.
Beyond Words and Thoughts
Self-love goes beyond words and ideas. It’s about experiencing the presence and isness of life without attaching labels or judgments. It’s about relaxing into the natural state of being.
Healing and self-love involve a shift in awareness. By directing our attention to the present moment, we can move from conflict to love, from self-sabotage to acceptance. It’s about letting go and allowing what is.
The Intrinsic Nature of Love
Love is not just an emotion; it’s the intrinsic nature of existence. Everything in life, every experience, is an expression of love. It may take time to fully marinate in this understanding, but it’s a journey worth taking.
Our experiences constantly change based on where we direct our attention. By acknowledging this, we can learn to embrace change, even in challenging situations, and find the love within them.
In the teachings of Bentinho Massaro, we discover that self-love is not an elusive concept but a natural state of being. Healing and self-love go hand in hand, and they are accessible to everyone. It’s about shifting our awareness, embracing the present moment, and recognizing the intrinsic love that permeates our existence. As you embark on your journey of self-love and healing, remember that love is the essence of life itself.
“Love one another, as I have loved you.” – John 13:34 (The Bible)