Kamal Ravikant quotes
Author of "Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It"
As you love yourself, life loves you back. I don't think it has a choice either. I can't
how it works, but I know it to be true.
Meditation is a practice. Working out is a practice. Loving yourself, perhaps the most
important of all, is a practice.
The basic truths are always simple, easy to fit in a quote, but applying them consistently,
that is another matter.
When we love ourselves, we naturally shine, we are naturally beautiful. And that draws
others to us. Before we know it, they're loving us and it's up to us to choose who to share
our love with.
Everything I know on leadership, I learned from one statue. He does not give orders from
behind. He moves forward, saying, "follow me." If you're in a leadership position, it's a
privilege. Take care of your team.
Taking things personally - biggest source of pain, of wasted time and effort I can think of.
If a painful memory arises, don't fight it or try to push it away - you're in quicksand. Struggle
reinforces pain. Instead, go to love. Love for yourself. Feel it. If you have to fake it, fine. It'll
become real eventually.
The truth is to love yourself with the same intensity you would use to pull yourself up if you
were hanging off a cliff with your fingers. As if your life depended upon it. Once you get
going, it's not hard to do. Just takes commitment and I'll share how I did it.
What you need is simple. All below are metaphorical, not physical.
1) Cojones – Extra large
2) A Bulldog's jaws – Once you grab on to something, you don't quit.
3) Bulletproof vest – There'll always be detractors, hanger-oners, I-told-you-so'ers. Let it all
4) A Dog neck cone – For focus. You only look back for lessons.
I'd add more, but with those 4, you can accomplish pretty much anything.
In simplicity lies truth. In simplicity lies power.
This day, I vow to myself to love myself, to treat myself as someone I love truly and deeply -
in my thoughts, my actions, the choices I make, the experiences I have, each moment I am
conscious, I make the decision I LOVE MYSELF.
Fall in love with yourself. Let your love express itself and the world will beat a path to your
door to fall in love with you.
Whatever you experience in your life, choose for it to make you grow in amazing and
unbelievable ways. You owe it to yourself. You owe it to those who came before you. You
owe it to those connected to you that you'll never meet. You owe it to those who have yet
to come into your life.
The love, it doesn't have to necessarily be for another, does it? Love is an emotion, love is a
feeling, love is a way of being. That spring in the step, that smile, that openness, can't it
simply come from loving ourselves?
This I know: the mind, left to itself, repeats the same stories, the same loops. Mostly ones
that don't serve us. So what's practical, what's transformative, is to consciously choose a
thought. Then practice it again and again. With emotion, with feeling, with acceptance. Lay
down the synaptic pathways until the mind starts playing it automatically. Do this with
enough intensity over time and the mind will have no choice. That's how it operates. Where
do you think your original loops came from? The goal, if there is one, is to practice until the
thought you chose becomes the primary loop. Until it becomes the filter through which we
view life. Then practice some more.