I hope that everyone had a chance over the last couple of weeks to take me up on my challenge to do or experience something different in your life. You will find that the more you do this, the healthier and happier you will be. (Plus it is fun)
This week I am going to switch gears onto something that many people may not think about… at least in the context that I am going to put it.
When you believe you are valuable, you surround yourself with luxury, comforts, and pleasures beyond those needed for everyday living.
Luxury is not materialism. It does not have to be an expensive car or an opulent home. In fact, in many cases, I believe the stress and sacrifice often involved to attain and maintain these types of “luxury” often negate or even outweigh the little bits of pleasure they provide.
Luxury can simply be the sweet fragrance of flowers picked from a garden, a drop of scented oil in a warm bath, a piece of rich chocolate, or the sound of beautiful music. These are life’s small luxuries that cost very little yet mean so much.
Do you regularly offer yourself such luxuries in life?
I believe every person is inherently valuable, significant, and should be treasured. As our outer world echoes our inner world, when we offer ourselves the experience of luxury, we are affectively elevating our view of ourselves. This elevates the quality of our life.
Please practice living luxury today and every day. Take some time to do something for yourself that you consider luxurious. Take a bubble bath, take a long walk, meet a friend for tea, or lose yourself in a favorite old film. Heck, just take 10 more seconds of time and appreciate the beauty of the mountains or rising of the sun. The more you bring small luxuries into your life, the more you will recognize yourself as a worthy being deserving of love and abundance.
Be in the Moment,
Dr. Richard Yoshimura