Bullies are everywhere, found in all ages and shades. No one enjoys being bullied which brings me to the increasingly shocking trend of us being our biggest bullies in our lives.
We allow for our internal bully to say all kinds of negative talk from "You are so fat", "Who are you to be loved?", "You are nothing", "You will forever be alone", "You are a failure" and the list goes on. But I take it as a fact that this kind of thinking does no benefit to any one in this world. So on day 21 we dived in a bit deeper on facing your inner bully.
Since I launched 365 Days of Love 20 days ago I have received many messages from men and women saying they don't believe they deserve love, why would love find them and who are they to find an amazing love. I was saddened by this and shocked from the beautiful people who told me but also related to it deeply because I had those thoughts myself and not so long ago.
But this internal revolution has made me realize that this negative talk is not conducive to anyone - not yourself, your family, your loved ones and even strangers.
Every one of us is special and embodies a unique kind of love that cannot be replicated by any one else. Do you believe it? Do you feel it? and do you share that special love that is only found in you with the world?
These questions remind me of my favorite quote in the world that says there is nothing great created by diminishing how great you are:
Today wherever you are, whatever you may be doing, whatever state you may be in take a moment to reflect on what you inner bully is saying and get to know why is he/she saying that then finally guide it to love. Guiding it to love makes space for:
ability to better absorb love from everyone around you and
most importantly for you to share your special love with the world.
Finally I leave you with a piece from one of the Muslim American Faces interviews with Tarek who talks about his inner bully and how he has tackled it. I hope he inspires you as he has inspired me to take a closer look inside and get things straight with my inner bully.
Thank you to Muslim American Faces for documenting an important story on inner bullies and to Tarek for his vulnerability and strength. We need more men and frankly women who recognize their inner bullies and have the courage to face them and say no - I am special.
With Lots of Love,
LETS INVEST IN LOVE ONE STORY AT A TIME TOGETHER.