Charlie Chaplan ~ “As I Began to Love Myself”

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[UPDATE from commenter Sharon: Charlie Chaplin didn’t write this. It is someone else’s work that he read. I tried searching for the proper author but the internet is failing me today. He was clear that he didn’t write it though, just recited it. Haven’t found a good link but did discover the piece is a work of Kim and Alison McMillen.]

love yourself

“As I Began to Love Myself”

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens
at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in
my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew
me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since
I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry
about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING
is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my
mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this
connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems
with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing
new worlds are born.Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

-Charlie Chaplin

13 responses to this post.

  1. Reblogged this on Tania Marie's Blog and commented:
    I LOVE this! It speaks so powerfully and to the point so perfectly. Thanks for sharing Laura.

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  2. Posted by linda gardner on June 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you so much for this wonderful blog. It is such an opeining for ones self and opens the heart and mind. I thank you.

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  3. You’re welcome, Linda! Glad you found it helpful!

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  4. Really appreciate seeing this piece in its entirety Laura. Will be sharing. Have a lovely day

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  5. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    So much wisdom through experience

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  6. Posted by Sharon on June 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Charlie Chaplin didn’t write this. It is someone else’s work that he read. I tried searching for the proper author but the internet is failing me today. He was clear that he didn’t write it though, just recited it.

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  7. Posted by Sharon on June 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Haven’t found a good link but did discover the piece is a work of Kim and Alison McMillen.

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  8. Thanks, Sharon!

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  9. Posted by Sharon on July 1, 2014 at 12:27 am

    *curtsey* my pleasure dear friend

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  10. Thanks for the reblog, Dawn. I hope you had a lovely day, too! Mine was mighty strange, but good. 🙂

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  11. Reblogged this on Forever Unlimited and commented:
    “As I Began to Love Myself” by Kim and Alison McMillen
    Oft attributed to Charlie Chaplin because he recited it…

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  12. Posted by Kieron on July 2, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Again, synchronicity: the type of jasper I am drawn to addresses exactly this theme. I should have goosebumps but a smile at the timing is sufficient. 🙂

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  13. Smiles are definitely sufficient! Last time I checked, it was very difficult to force goosebumps. 😉 Enjoy your jasper. I love the varieties of that stone! I have a Bruneau Jasper, which is red, great for grounding, and thus a favorite.

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