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Kamal Ravikant

How the Simple Act of Self-Love Can Transform Your Life

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Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant is a motivational book that explains the power of self-love. It provides practical methods to cultivate self-love and use it as a foundation for personal growth.

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    Subconscious love can create magic.

    People typically view self-love as a selfish act. We are taught from a very young age that it's more important to put the needs of others before our own. But what if we looked at this from another angle? What if we assumed self-love to be an act of self-care?

    Love is one of the most powerful emotions we can experience. It can make us feel happy, content, and safe. So why don't we love ourselves? For starters, it’s because of years of negative thinking – thoughts that keep repeating themselves until we become trapped in a mental loop.

    Our thoughts are constantly changing, like rivers flowing through the landscape of our lives. And, like water, our thoughts can carve deep grooves over time. So if we want to change our lives, we must first change the shape of our thoughts. We can achieve this by flooding our “guilt groove” with rivers of self-love and oceans of compassion. Only then can we see the world – and ourselves – in a new light.

    Self-love is an act of defiance against all of the negative messages surrounding us. It declares, "I am enough and worthy of love." When we love ourselves, we make it easier for others to love us. We lay the groundwork for future happiness and fulfillment.

    The first step to self-love is creating a new mental loop. When you repeat, "I love myself," you start to see that you deserve happiness. As you do so, light enters your life. The more light you have in your life, the more you’ll realize how valuable you are. Be kind to yourself, and be patient as you go; you'll notice your mind becoming more peaceful, clear, and connected to who you truly are. Keep repeating, "I love myself" until self-love becomes a single-minded obsession.

    The mind and the body will respond automatically – they have no choice. It's a beautiful cycle: The more you love yourself, the more your thoughts will reflect that praise. The more love you give to yourself, the more you’ll have to give. 

    Easier said than done, though, right? Don't worry. In the next few sections, we'll explore how to love yourself, step by step. First, you need to build a strong foundation. This means forgiving yourself for any past mistakes.

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    What is Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It about?

    Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It (2020) is an uplifting and enlightening account of one man's journey to reclaim his life and destiny. It shares hard-won wisdom and unwavering commitment to self-love through a powerful combination of personal stories, practical advice, and an accessible meditation practice.

    Who should read Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It?

    • Negative self-talkers
    • Anxious self-haters
    • Busy self-improvers

    About the Author

    Kamal Ravikant is a self-made entrepreneur, investor, and author who has collaborated with some of Silicon Valley's most influential leaders. He served in the United States Army before writing popular nonfiction books, including Live Your Truth and Rebirth.

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