You do not have to be good,
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
Love what it Loves – Mary Oliver
Taken from the Deserving Chapter in Danielle LaPorte’s brilliant workbook, The Desire Map, the first page ends with Deserving and Worthiness – these are the notions that get to the pulse of our consciousness and self-esteem.
What do you believe you deserve in life,, and where did those beliefs come from, how old were you when you made these decisions? Lets go on a journey into what we deserve in our lives:
1. For those who thought atheism was a new invention, Robert Green “Bob” Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was an American lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of the United States during the Golden Age of Free Thought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. He was nicknamed “The Great Agnostic“.
2. Remember, It’s their stuff not yours, go on with those deserving of your company: Bad Company.
3. They make you pick up and dispose of dog poo, don’t not do the same for your relationships.
4. Written 2,300 years ago, this quote on dignity still rings true in our instant gratification society, do not hand out honours in your life cheaply: Greatest Love of All.
5. Remember, if the door doesn’t open, it’s not meant for you, you deserve better.
6. You keep throwing yourself against that wall, because your head tells you too. It takes a while to hear your heart whispering, No darling, this one’s not for you:Wake Up.
7. Don’t give into behaviour that belittles a relationship, stay inside the strength of your character.
8. I think they left be out of this quote, I’m a proofreader by trade. There are theories that the gut is your second brain, I guess I kind of believe that: Trust Your Gut.
9. Look in the mirror, there’s your saviour, you can do it!!
10. If you are their option B or C, time to move on: Options.
11. I am starting to lead Sacred Love workshops, the ability to tell those sacred stories that you keep for that special person, they may be good or bad, but you know what I am talking about.
12. We are deserving in every language and culture on the planet: Dan Balan.
13. You deserve this, rekindle that light within you.
14. Remember when handing the love out, the first place it need to exist is in the person giving it, Respect thyself: Respect.
15. And finally stencil this on your psyche and perhaps put it on the fridge, you deserve it.
You deserve: eye contact, smiles in the morning, food made with pure intention, clean drinking water – fresh air, Hello, Please, Thankyou, time to think about it, a chance to show what you are made of, a second chance, an education, health care, including dental, multiple orgasms, weekends off, eight hours of sleep, play before work, to change your mind, to say no, to say yes, to have your deepest needs met, to be seen and to be loved for who you really are. Thanks for this list, Danielle, it’s beautiful
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.