Poem by Charlie Chaplin

I read this poem by Charlie Chaplin couldn’t help but share it.

“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”

About sarajourney

I am on a journey. I was born in UK raised in Iran and now live at States. Being active is part of being Sara. I love to take long walks and meditate. I love watching movies and documentary's. I love to be happy and enjoy every moment of my life. My goal is to love every species freely with no judgement.
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9 Responses to Poem by Charlie Chaplin

  1. The way to light says:

    Wow..this poem should be a way to a healthy life..so wise..R.I P Charlie..he was a great man.
    Thanks for sharing Sara🙂🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸♥️

  2. I had no idea Charlie Chaplain was a poet and so deep X.x Bravo

  3. sarajourney… thank your for reading my effort in Shinbone Star. I wasn’t aware of your blog but i am following you now. It looks very interesting. You certainly have led an interesting life. Regards, Nat Helms

  4. Poignant and timely! Many of us struggle with the people we think we should be, the things we think we should accomplish, the thoughts we think should run through our minds, but in the end we are only chasing someone else’s imaginary shadow. The journey of self-acceptance, then love is as close or as far as we choose for it to be.

  5. usfman says:

    I’m perplexed how a person like Charlie Chaplain could write such a deep poem amidst the turbulent love life he had over his life. Did he practice what he preached?

  6. I wrote a blog recently about this ‘Self-love Poem By Charlie Chaplin’. Check it out there is a twist to the story…
    https://authorjoannereed.net/charlie-chaplin-self-love-poem-subtle-art-of-myth-busting/

  7. technofiend1 says:

    Reblogged this on © blogfactory and commented:
    Excellent

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