The simple guiding principal that changed everything in Kamal Ravikant’s life, was to radically love himself in every action he did, every word he said. This revelation has touched the hearts and minds of world leaders, catapulting him from a deep depression into a life firmly rooted in purpose and action. In this bestselling self published powerhouse, he shares his personal struggles and how how his mantra became the catalyst that saved him.
My key Takeaways from “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It" by Kamal Ravikant
Takeaway #1 “I Love Myself”
Loving yourself takes practice but isn't as difficult as you might think – You just need to tell yourself “I Love Myself” throughout the day. It doesn't matter if you don't believe what you're saying, say the mantra often enough, remain open to the possibility of loving yourself, and it will become automatic with the neurons in your body and mind responding so that as you love yourself, life loves you back.
Listen to music that you love whilst repeating “I Love Myself” in your mind. Do some breathing exercises whilst you listen – Inhale > “I Love Myself” > Exhale > Let go of all of your thoughts, relax and trust in the process.
As you progress ask yourself the following question; If I loved myself fully, would I limit my life to what I previously thought possible? The answer is a big fat No! Asking this question shifts you into a self love mindset. The more you think positive, loving thoughts about yourself the stronger those feelings get.
Takeaway #2 Don't Hide
You don't need to hide or run away from depression, anxiety, or self hate. Any negative thought that you have is a darkness and darkness is simply an absence of light. Our thoughts do have power over us so stop the negative mental loop and return to the light by repeating “I Love Myself”. Say it with meaning. Repeat it over and over with more and more passion. Make this your truth.
Takeaway #3 Don't Stop!
When things are going well and we're feeling happy we have a tendency to stop taking the action that got us to this joyful place. Keep saying the mantra, keep loving yourself.