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No idea if this is real (i.e. Charlie Chaplin's own words) still, I find it quite inspiring.

When I started loving myself - A poem by Charlie Chaplin written on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959:

When I started loving myself
I understood that I’m always and at any given opportunity
in the right place at the right time.
And I understood that all that happens is right –
from then on I could be calm.
Today I know: It’s called TRUST.

When I started to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
When I tried to force my desires on this person,
even though I knew the time is not right and the person was not ready for it,
and even though this person was me.
Today I know: It’s called LETTING GO

When I started loving myself
I could recognize that emotional pain and grief
are just warnings for me to not live against my own truth.
Today I know: It’s called AUTHENTICALLY BEING.

When I started loving myself
I stopped longing for another life
and could see that everything around me was a request to grow.
Today I know: It’s called MATURITY.

When I started loving myself
I stopped depriving myself of my free time
and stopped sketching further magnificent projects for the future.
Today I only do what’s fun and joy for me,
what I love and what makes my heart laugh,
in my own way and in my tempo.
Today I know: it’s called HONESTY.

When I started loving myself
I escaped from all what wasn’t healthy for me,
from dishes, people, things, situations
and from everyhting pulling me down and away from myself.
In the beginning I called it the “healthy egoism”,
but today I know: it’s called SELF-LOVE.

When I started loving myself
I stopped wanting to be always right
thus I’ve been less wrong.
Today I’ve recognized: it’s called HUMBLENESS.

When I started loving myself
I refused to live further in the past
and worry about my future.
Now I live only at this moment where EVERYTHING takes place,
like this I live every day and I call it CONSCIOUSNESS.

When I started loving myself
I recognized, that my thinking
can make me miserable and sick.
When I requested for my heart forces,
my mind got an important partner.
Today I call this connection HEART WISDOM.

We do not need to fear further discussions,
conflicts and problems with ourselves and others
since even stars sometimes bang on each other
and create new worlds.
Today I know: THIS IS LIFE!
  • Listening to: Gregory Porter
  • Reading: Loving Frank


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Hansmar 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
rabellogp 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer

vc tem facebook ou alguma coisa do tipo pra gente manter contato? Gostaria muito de conversar sobre Brasil/Portugal com vc! hahaha :D (Big Grin) 

e Feliz Pascoa! =)
Kodi111 1 day ago  Student Photographer
Thank you!!
Barnum60 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so happy for your support, Rita!  Hi!
thanks for the fav
Barnum60 Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the Faves, including my

Narrow House on Grand Canal by bobswin ! :D
Hi Rita 

i love the photo of your dog izi i would love to paint it if you would give me permission fantastic photo, and a beautiful dog well done  great photography : ) 
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