Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"As I begun to love myself"- Charlie Chaplin

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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
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
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 the 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
with ourselves or others.
Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.
Today I know "THAT IS LIFE"!

irene suchocki


  1. Beautiful post and inspiration!
    Greetings Maria.

  2. Hello Maria,
    Thanks for your nice comment, interesting and beautiful things here on your blog too !
    I'll follow.
    Lovely wishes,

  3. as i RT'd on twitter... this is so wise and authentic..just beautiful!!! ;)
    thx for my blog comment btw!!!
    do you have twitter???
    I'm @amber_spice


  4. Hello beauty! to you too :) thanks for the lovely comment, my twitt is @mariadermengiu :)

  5. Superb!Ca tot ceea ce dezvalui, dealtfel...
    Sa nu te superi daca mai "fur" cate ceva din ceea ce postezi ;)

  6. I love your blog - and the fact that you shared Brene Brown's speech. When you have time, you should read mine.

    Din Canada,



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