Self-Respect gains Respect from Others and Dispels Darkness

Give Yourself a Lift through the thoughts you choose.

Shivalaya

I am a child of GodYour spiritual journey begins with ‘Who am I?’ and ends with ‘Who am I’?   Self-knowledge, self-reflection, and self-respect will reveal your innate power and unique role in the drama of life.

To give respect to the Self, instead of demanding respect from others has great benefits.   As  self-respect increases, the soul becomes humble and fulfilled. Being in self-respect brings respect from others easily and continually.

Renouncing the desires of I, me, and mine cools the ego down.  Work on the ego allows one to experience progress in meditation and other spiritual work.  Controlling negative and useless thoughts about yourself and others is easier when you think elevated and positive thoughts about the Self.  This is the opposite of arrogance; this has to do with acknowledging the True Self.

Self-respect dispels consciousness of the self as a limited, temporary body.  Self-respect is the foundation for the state of soul-consciousness.  Each and…

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