This is intimate stuff here but I believe that when you make a promise public you commit yourself to it with even more energy.
I'm not perfect, I love myself enough to accept that. Everyday I am a work in progress and this self-love stuff comes easy most of the time, while some days it's a bit of a challenge. I understand now that the reason why every relationship I've ever been in was doomed to fail. It was because I didn't love myself; therefore I attracted situations and men that would continue to support this. I in turn pushed away all the men that actually wanted to love me. Grateful to learn this now rather than many, many years later. It's time to do something radical (for me anyway). And so I open my heart, all my old wounds that need a little Love Light, and declare the following to myself with you as my witness:
I promise to not judge myself any longer, be it bad choices I made in the past, criticizing my body, or comparing myself to another woman.
I promise to give myself permission to take risks in love, my career, and with my abilities.
I promise to listen to my heart and 'feel' what is right.
In turn, I promise to be okay with me being wrong.
I promise to learn from my mistakes and use them as opportunities to grow.
I promise to let down my guard a little more everyday.
I promise to open myself to the natural flow of love and abundance that makes up this magical universe.
I promise to let the right one in.
I promise to open my eyes and my heart so I can see this man.
I promise to breathe in, feel invigorated, and inspired by love.
I promise to let myself be known, to let others know the real me, to let a man be both physically and mentally close to me.
I promise to let my heart, not my head, tell who is worthy of my love.
I promise to be my own best friend and nurture this relationship at every opportunity.
I promise to love myself first so I can love another.
I promise to get to know aspects of myself that I forgot about.
I promise to be open minded and try out new things--maybe I will like it, maybe I won't. No big deal!
I promise to take more time for my own self improvement because I am my biggest and best investment.
I promise to put the oxygen mask on myself first before assisting another should I be in a plane that is going to crash--literally and metaphorically.
I promise to be patient, loving, and kind to myself and others.
I promise to start living my life right now and not wait for things to be 'perfect.'
To be continued...