Thoughts and Quotes,  Vedanta

My Favorite Person is …

I was gifted these beautiful flowers by my most favorite person in the whole wide world. I am so thrilled to set these beauties on my dining table and walk by them to soak in their fragrance. Each time I see them, I am reminded of the abundance of love in my life and my heart fills with gratitude.

To talk about this favorite person of mine – She is beautiful, talented, compassionate and very bright! She always has my back and I can always count on her whenever I am in need. She is my best cheerleader and my biggest critic. She always challenges me to do better and she never gives up on me. Yes! you are right I am absolutely in love with her! She is Me. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with myself! As Kareena Kapoor says it, “Main apni favorite hoon!”

While I am in absolute bliss being in love with myself, I understand that most people face a dilemma while trying to find self love. Someone wise once asked me, “Why is everyone running after self love? Why can’t people give love unconditionally to others and not be focused on loving themselves? Wouldn’t the world be a better place if people loved others more than themselves?”

I believe, the reason we need to love ourselves before we love others is because we cannot hope to fill other peoples cup if our own cup is anywhere less than full? Today, my own cup is so full that it is constantly overflowing with love and gratitude. I have so much of both, inside me, that I cannot help sharing it with others. I love myself, my life and everyone and everything in it. Be it good or bad, ugly or beautiful, hot or cold, happy or sad. I love everything that is there in my life. I love my Guru, my family, my  friends, my home, my broken down car, my maid, garbage cleaners, electrician, school teachers, and my florist. 🙂

I have been in love with myself since some years now. But this was not always the case. For most part of my childhood till just a few years ago, I was full of deep insecurities and constantly seeking love from others around me. It took me more than a decade of conscious work on myself to reach a state where I am thrilled to be me. I am no longer trying to be someone else. I am no longer trying to follow someone else. I am no longer trying to hide who I truly am.

This self love, doesn’t mean that I am perfect and I don’t need to learn and grow. In fact, quite the contrary. Because I love myself so much, I am constantly seeking ways on how to improve myself and grow myself towards achieving my chosen purpose. I have never been more focused, productive or generous ever before in my life. Most importantly, I have never been happier in my life.

In my heart, I sincerely thank all those who helped me reach this state of bliss and I hope I can share all that I have received.

I am an ex-Management Consultant and a successful entrepreneur having close to twenty years of corporate experience. I am currently focusing full time on being a homeschooling parent while researching on the future of education and alternate methods of education. I am also a Vedic Math Trainer, an Operations Manager at a business run by her children and a philanthropist working with tens of other under privileged children. I bring all my past and current experiences together in the form of writing blogs. Using these blogs I wish to create awareness in parents, caregivers and educators about parenting, education and holistic living.

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