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The A to Zs of Self-Love

04/09/2015 08:06 am ET | Updated Jun 09, 2015

Self-love is about liberation. It is about being the best version of yourself and leading from a place of compassion and authenticity. It is the foundation within that is empowering, forgiving, patient, and grateful.

When you are in self-love there is a respect for the person you are. There is acceptance and the present moment is where the ultimate source of fulfillment and joy lives.

So here are the A to Zs of self-love to start embracing today:

Acceptance
With acceptance, you set yourself free from bondage of self. You are present and you are love.

Belief
By believing in yourself, the world is at your fingertips. You can do and accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Compassion
By having a deeper compassion for others, you can tap into the infinite compassion for yourself. This leads to a deeper sense of self-love.

Darkness
From the pain, the turmoil, and the darkness, comes the light. That light is where true beauty and hope lie.

Energy
Are you putting forth your best and most authentic energy? By doing so, you attract similar people into your life which leads to more self-love.

Fun
Having fun is important to embrace. Embrace the balance of work and play and make time to let loose and have fun.

Give
The more you give, the more love you receive. Give without expectations and from a genuine place of love. You know what they say about karma!

Happiness
You are capable of happiness at any moment you choose. Remember this and tap into this happiness today. Cultivate your self-love.

Ignite
You have the ability to ignite the light and power within. Do this today and give yourself the love you deserve.

Joke
There's nothing like a good joke to add some relief into your life. Joke with yourself and others. It is natural and human.

Kindness
By being your most authentic self, there is infinite kindness within. Let this come to the surface today.

Love
You are love. Remember this. Keep your perspective of life as one of love. This is where self-love lives.

Money
Money brings opportunity. It does not bring happiness. Remember this and when you notice yourself focusing on money, go inward and remember you are more than any amount of money.

Nourish
You are a spiritual being inside a physical body. Remember to nourish the physical body on all levels. Give it the love and kindness you would want for your best friend.

Openness
Opening yourself and your heart up is where you can truly reap the benefits of interactions with not only others but with yourself. You are capable of true openness.

Purpose
Self-love means you are living your purpose. Your purpose is to give and receive love. Make this a priority today.

Question
There is never a stupid question. Be curious, be open, and inquire about what is happening in your life. This means presence and the ability to feel and be love.

Reason
Reason and compromise is an omnipresent part of life. Be open to new experiences and new perspectives. This opens up your lens of life and fosters more love.

Simplicity
There are constant stimuli in life. Are you keeping it simple for yourself? This is where manageability and serenity lie. Incorporate simplicity today.

Try
Rejection doesn't mean you give up. It means you take it like a grain of salt and try again. Never give up. You are worthy of anything you set your mind to.

Utilize
There are constant resources available to you. Use them. Don't look at it as a sign of weakness. It is pure strength. You are worthy.

Vision
You don't need to have all the answers, but having a vision is important. This vision comes from a place of self-love and acceptance. Tap into your vision today.

Wisdom
With wisdom comes understanding, knowledge, and insight. This comes from your core, where there is a constant source of love.

XOXO
This is an abbreviation for hugs and kisses. Give yourself these today. You don't need to be dependent on getting them from someone else.

Yes
Say yes to life. Say yes to the opportunities that knock on your door that aligns with your purpose and vision. Say yes to loving yourself first and foremost.

Zen
Incorporate more Zen into your life. This means meditation, sitting with yourself, and embracing soundness of mind. This is where the ultimate form of self-love lives. Practice this today.