Like so many others, I accepted as truth the negativity instilled into me as a child long ago. My inner dialog or “self talk” as I like to call it, kept me in a constant state of self-doubt and insecurity. The self-depreciating monologue kept me in a perpetual state of pessimism and had me believing I wasn’t worthy, good enough or didn’t deserve to be happy; and because I felt that way, that’s exactly what I attracted.
I embarked on a journey of living life to the fullest in my forties. It was then I learned to live life from my heart, the true definition of love. I began learning how to love myself, and believe me nothing was simple or comfortable during that chapter of my life! I literally had to change the way thought about and talked to myself. Since then, my life is completely different. Sure I still have depressed, unhappy, and cynical phases; we all do. If the truth be told, those phases are significant too. They are valuable in helping us to appreciate all that is good in our life. Living life from love has been hugely influential in discovering who I am. It has also assisted me in realizing that I really like me. For the first time in my life I can honestly say I love myself.
Yes, you too deserve to be happy. The answer is to start living a life of love.