Kamal Ravikant’s ‘Love Yourself.
Like Your Life Depends on It.’ Has me journaling ‘I
Love Myself’ on a daily basis except I swap out the ‘myself’ with
‘Paul’. I’ve found this practice to be
A quick short read which one can
get through in an afternoon if that. I will link to
interviews done with the author, his wikipedia page and website for
more of his backstory and why he wrote this book. Here
are some of my biggest takeaways:
you’ve ever been a baby, you’ve experienced love. The
mind knows it on a fundamental, even primal level. So,
unlike most words, “love” has the ability to slip past the
conscious and into the subconscious, where magic happens.’ pg
if you don’t believe that you love yourself? Doesn’t
matter. Your role is to lay down the pathways, brick
upon brick, reinforce the connections between the neurons.
The mind already has a strong wiring for love.
The body knows it as well. It knows that
love nurtures, that love is gentle, that love is accepting.
It knows that love heals.’ pg 11
that is why a focused mental loop is the solution. Take
this one thought, I love myself. Add emotional
intensity if you can - it deepens the groove faster than anything.
Feel the thought. Run it again and again.
Feel it Run it. Whether you believe it or
not doesn’t matter, just focus on this one thought.
Make it your truth.’ pg 18
is where the question came from. In dealing with others
and reacting to their negative emotions with my own, I found myself
asking this question: If I loved myself truly and deeply,
would I let myself experience this? The answer, always,
was a no.’ pg 25
here’s the interesting part. When we love ourselves, we
naturally shine, we are naturally beautiful. And that
draws others to us. Before we know it, they’re loving
us and its up to us to choose who to share our love with.
Beautiful irony. Fall in love with
yourself. Let your love express itself and the world
will beat a path to your door to fall in love with you.’ pg
- ‘If a
painful memory arises, don’t fight it or try to push it away -
you’re in quicksand. Struggle reinforces the pain.
Instead, go to love. Love for yourself.
Feel it. If you have to fake it, fine.
It’ll become real eventually. Feel the love
for yourself as the memory ebbs and flows. That will
take the power away. And, even more importantly, it
will shift the wiring of the memory. Do it again and
again. Love. Re-wire. Love.
Re-wire. It’s your mind. You
can do whatever you want.’ pg 32
- ‘As I
started to love myself, things inside me shifted. Fear
strengthens the ego. Love softens it.
I became more open, vulnerable. It was
natural to be gentle with others, even when they weren’t loving
towards me. And the times it wasn’t easy, I had the
resources - the loop, the meditation, the question - to return to
self-love.’ pg 51
By purchasing this book through the
links I’ve provided, it will support the author and myself.
I’m beginning to re-read books I’ve included in this
takeaway series and this book I can already see myself quoting to
friends, referring back to it when I’m having a down period, and
just pulling out and skimming through it again. Thank
you Mr. Ravikant.
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I discovered he doesn't have a wikipedia page.
Here's an interview with Mr.
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