As I began to love myself

A reminder to love yourself. A poem by Charlie Chaplin. We all need a reminder on this sometimes. Now is a good time to love yourself.

AS I BEGAN TO LOVE MYSELF
by Charlie Chaplin

“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.


As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

Susie's new book: The Art of Creativity

7 Powerful Habits to Unlock Your Full Potential is available for pre-order now

Find out more


As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “MATURITY”.


As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens
at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.


As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in
my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.


As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew
me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.


As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since
I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.


As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry
about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING
is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILMENT”.


As I began to love myself I recognised that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my
mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this
connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.


We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems
with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing
new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

Blog

  • Living on the magical island of Ibiza

    I travelled extensively in my job with MTV over the years and ended up flying all over the world and visited many places. I lived in various cities and had a taste of many beautiful countries and cultures and came across many interesting strangers.

  • The Art of Creativity: Habit 1 – Fears and blocks

    practical ways how to identify your fears, dissolve them.

  • Launching my new book this week – and how it felt to be juggling a life-threatening event while writing a new book on creativity

    The Art Of Creativity – 7 Powerful Habits To Unlock Your Full Potential

  • Our mental health is under increased pressure with these extreme conditions.

    This is a testing time in lockdown and mental health is under threat. Lets support each other with love and grace.

  • Top tips for positive living: 5 habits of successful people and tips for living more healthily

    When we start to feel successful, everything begins to flow in the right direction.

  • How to get happy part 2

    Being a human is not at all easy. In fact, sometimes its incredibly hard. Meet 2020, for instance.

  • How to get Happy

    I have always been a positive type of person. Since I found out about how the brain works and how emotions are coded, I realised that how we feel moment by moment has a direct impact on the experience that we have.

  • Getting back into a work mindset after lockdown

    The shock and disorientation of lockdown and quarantine has brought us all into a sharp reset. As we now head back to work, we have to readjust some of the things in our daily habits and routines to get back in gradually with minimal upset.

  • Best software for writers

    I have been writing for more than 20 years. I have always used Word during all of that time. I wanted to check out the alternatives and check out what new tech and software is out there for writers. I found a great solution.

  • 7 solid house rules to survive quarantine that anyone can use

    Many of us are spending more time at home right now we have to work out new ways of managing the dynamics.