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Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

Live Your Truth

When I wrote Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, I had no idea it would do this well.  How many lives it would affect.  If I’d known, I think I’d still be writing it. For everyone who bought it, emailed me, left a review, thank you.  You showed me that my words matter.  You gave me the courage to write and publish the next one.

Live Your Truth, I gave it everything I had.  It’s a deeper dive.  They are two different books, but both serving the same purpose, meant to help the reader be better.  That has become my filter for anything I put out to the world.

 

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  1. Neha Jain aka Gina permalink
    September 4, 2012 3:46 pm

    Loved your book, read it in one go, but as I was reading it, it just struck me to read it till the time each word submerges in me. This I felt was the only way for me to loop into my system that I love myself !! Thanks for keeping it simple and short. And showing the path to love ourselves first.

  2. January 4, 2013 6:52 am

    Thank you for writing this book, especially the parts that made you feel uncomfortable; those are the parts I needed most.

  3. March 14, 2013 1:00 pm

    I just finished reading your book and I thank you. It’s so simple but makes so much sense. i am excited about the future changes practicing this will bring. If you decide to do a 2nd edition I would advise people to re-read it a few times. Good luck.
    Gerry

  4. Travis Burke permalink
    May 3, 2013 9:32 pm

    Love your book and I love myself. So elegant and simple,yet so powerful and natural. It feels like stepping into beautiful truth.

  5. May 15, 2013 11:07 am

    As of now i would say I’m about 84% done with your book and it’s not that often that a book resonates with me the way yours has. I stumbled on your book while skimming through amazon and it was exactly what I needed to read at this point in time. I have been blogging off and on for about a year now, but I slowly started worrying what other people would think about me when more friends and family started to follow me. Then yesterday I read the quote your friend had said “I don’t post now unless I’m worried what other people will think about me.” and something clicked after I read that. So I thought, screw it, then I wrote a post after not having done so for months. The reason I decided to leave you a comment, other than your book being AWESOME, is that I didn’t realize you had a wordpress blog. And the quote that really clicked, influenced me to write a post on MY wordpress blog. I probably sound a little crazy but everything has just unfolded itself in a connected, beneficial way. Starting with your book, to me overcoming some fears that don’t exist anywhere other than my mind with posting, to discovering your blog by accident. Sorry for the long drawn out comment, which I’m posting because I am slightly nervous what other people will think, but that’s what sharing how you feel is about. Thanks for the good read!

    I hope all is well,
    Clint

  6. July 3, 2013 1:59 pm

    First book is wonderful, second even more stunning, and I am holding my breath for the end of the trilogy. It’s so good of you to share your gifts to the world.

  7. Lee permalink
    August 4, 2013 6:54 pm

    Your “Love Yourself” book was excellent. I really wish you would change the cover, however, and find a way without the gun.

  8. August 6, 2013 5:19 pm

    Just saw you on the Self Publishing Podcast. Great work! I learned a lot. Thank you!

  9. Paul Mallary permalink
    September 29, 2013 7:08 pm

    Great books Have listened to the first one at least 20 times.You have to right voice for the material.Any chance for an audio of the 2nd? Thanks

    • September 29, 2013 7:11 pm

      Wow, thanks, Paul. You’re the first person to reach out to me on the audiobook. Was very nervous to do that, glad I did. It’s a lot of work, though. Re the second one, not immediately, but next year could do it. Thank you!

      • Celia B. permalink
        August 8, 2014 8:10 pm

        I’m also interested on the audio of the 2nd. I have a learning disability that makes reading a straggle. Now that I choose things base on loving myself I prefer audiobooks instead of reading it. LOL..
        In reality, your book, your sharing of your truth, is giving me the strength to change industries and start a small company that I really don’t have a clue how to do it. But if I really love myself I would want this for me. Mil gracias :)(thank you so much) — Celia B.

      • September 27, 2014 8:58 pm

        That’s amazing, Ceclia. Congratulations on changing industries and starting a company. The truth is that no one really knows what they’re doing, they learn and make it up (and learn from mistakes) as they go along. If you can, find mentors who’ve walked that path before. Take them to lunch or dinner, learn from them. Be receptive to their feedback. And above all, follow your own inner truth.

  10. Sandy S permalink
    January 26, 2014 11:38 am

    Downloaded your book Love Yourself as an ebook. Don’t even know why. Looking for another book. It was, maybe, the photo on the cover? I have often felt like the guy with the gun. I’ve been going to therapy for 4 years for [undisclosed mental/emotional and situational problems.] Life being synchronistic, I gasped out to my therapist recently that the remedy for everything this is to just love yourself. Reading your book, I realized this is right where I am in blossoming into enlightenment. Thank you so much.

  11. Susanne permalink
    February 4, 2014 11:29 am

    YES to Audiobooks!!

  12. Pierre-Luc Bareil permalink
    February 14, 2014 11:22 pm

    Thank You… thank you nothing else…
    Thank You, I Love Myself!

  13. February 15, 2014 2:42 pm

    Two fantastic gems! Thank you Kamal for spilling your guts on paper for the world to learn from!

  14. Ghislaine Parwnt permalink
    July 19, 2014 10:09 am

    MERCI from Ottawa, Canada.
    Got the book, sat in bright sunny light outside and read it within hours. Thank you for sharing and daring! Simple and easy read, lovely:-) It’s just what I needed now…going to do the meditation today! Truly believe in silence and what is. Looking forward reading your 2nd and 3rd and 4th…
    Congrats! Have a magnificient Love Myself day :)

    Ghislaine

  15. Alice Aronson permalink
    August 27, 2014 6:14 am

    Want to send your book to others but HATE the gun cover. Tore it off so I would not have to look at it. It would embarrass me for even my husband to see it. The cover reminds me of people/animal pain- the ugly and real of the world. The gun picture could be on page 7. The cover- no picture or a creative positive for eyes/mind.

    • September 27, 2014 8:54 pm

      Hi Alice, I understand. The cover, I chose it because it expresses the intensity with which one should love oneself, hence the heart. I fully respect your opinion.

      • Katherine permalink
        November 28, 2014 6:30 pm

        Love the book and the cover. It’s appropriate, even necessary, for some to give it a 2nd glance. Just sayin’.

      • December 7, 2014 7:41 pm

        Thanks, Katherine. A lot of thought went into that cover, it was so honest that it scared me – therefore, I had to use it.

  16. Louise permalink
    August 27, 2014 9:37 am

    I read the book “Love Yourself” a few days ago and started the practices straight away and have been doing them ever since. I have been looking for these practices all of my life and I know if I persevere I will feel better. My partner has already been much kinder to me since I started this new regime. My question to anyone out there who is further along the process is – can it make you feel worse before it makes you feel better? I have been feeling very acutely depressed over the last few days since starting and doing the practice has felt uncomfortable and too intense for me to do it all the time. The first day – I felt better, but the second and third I am feeling very overwhelmed and withdrawn. I’d like to think it is part of the healing process but any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance xx

    • September 27, 2014 8:53 pm

      Hi Louise, that makes sense. The mind resists new patterns. Your job is to continue on, layer in new patterns of loving yourself. Let me know if I can help more.

      • Louise permalink
        September 28, 2014 8:11 am

        Hi Kamal
        Thanks so much for your reply which has given me the encouragement I needed to continue with the practices. I do the mirror exercise everyday as I feel an instant benefit but the other practices need to be re-introduced as I felt discouraged and haven’t been as diligent in doing them recently. Thanks again.

      • October 12, 2014 10:38 pm

        Hi Louise, I totally understand. I sometimes fall off the wagon….and my life shows. So I hop back on. It’s really that simple. And life works better again.

  17. Stephanie permalink
    August 30, 2014 11:43 am

    I need a way to subscribe to your posts!

    • September 27, 2014 8:53 pm

      Hi Stephanie, there is a link on this blog to do so. Let me know if you still can’t find it.

  18. Jo Crawford permalink
    September 27, 2014 6:09 pm

    I think you may have saved two lives with one read. I’ve been in the deepest “black hole” of depression I’ve ever experienced for several weeks now, and my sister, who’s MS is becoming rapidly more symptomatic and has deepened her depression as well, both needed this message. I’m hoping to be able to visit her soon (I’m in Montana and she’s in Virginia) and I’ll take it with me and share it with her. Thank you. I know this is exactly what I need, and hope it is her rescue as well. I’ll let you know.

    • September 27, 2014 8:50 pm

      Hi Jo, I’m so honored. Yes, please do let me know. This practice, it works. It saved my life.

  19. Anonymous permalink
    November 14, 2014 11:12 pm

    I’m a 28 year old woman who has never loved herself. My Dad has alcoholism, my mom has borderline personality disorder and was emotionally abusive in ways she doesn’t even understand, my brother committed suicide at 24. That’s my whole family(no Grandparents, no aunts, cousins, etc) When my brother died I was 19, I felt I was left alone in the world, confused and abandoned. I had a couple years that could only be described as misery. At one point I ended up pregnant(with my now husband). At this point, I was beyond a wreck, I was suicidal myself. I was scared I would be even worse as a parent than my own parents had been. I had an abortion. I regretted that decision almost instantly! I almost spiralled deeper in self hate, but I decided I couldnt. I have believed in reincarnation since I could understand what it was. My parents didn’t believe this way..I don’t know why I did. So I decided that this decision I made to have an abortion would not be worthless. I was going to change for this baby. And I believed God would give me another chance. I quit smoking, I quit the drugs I was using, I started exercising almost compulsively. I got healthy. God not only gave me another chance, he gave me three perfect amazing boys I call “My Wild Angels!” :) I’m a stay at home mom and motherhood is what I was born to do. I love my kids and they are easy to love…all under 5 years old…the purest of humans! But I’m still not who I am supposed to be. Because my dirty secret is that, although I’m able to love my husband and kids, I have never loved myself. I’ve always felt “damaged.” I can’t live the life with my family that I want to live unless I work on this. Your book has inspired me to work on it! I just finished the book, so I’m no success story. But, I believe I’m going to love myself. The more I figure out who I am, the more I like myself. After everything I have been through in this life I never gave up on me, even when I wanted to. Deep down, I’ve always had a love, I’ve always known I was worth the fight! Thank you for this book!

  20. leann permalink
    November 14, 2014 11:14 pm

    I’m a 28 year old woman who has never loved herself. My Dad has alcoholism, my mom has borderline personality disorder and was emotionally abusive in ways she doesn’t even understand, my brother committed suicide at 24. That’s my whole family(no Grandparents, no aunts, cousins, etc) When my brother died I was 19, I felt I was left alone in the world, confused and abandoned. I had a couple years that could only be described as misery. At one point I ended up pregnant(with my now husband). At this point, I was beyond a wreck, I was suicidal myself. I was scared I would be even worse as a parent than my own parents had been. I had an abortion. I regretted that decision almost instantly! I almost spiralled deeper in self hate, but I decided I couldnt. I have believed in reincarnation since I could understand what it was. My parents didn’t believe this way..I don’t know why I did. So I decided that this decision I made to have an abortion would not be worthless. I was going to change for this baby. And I believed God would give me another chance. I quit smoking, I quit the drugs I was using, I started exercising almost compulsively. I got healthy. God not only gave me another chance, he gave me three perfect amazing boys I call “My Wild Angels!” :) I’m a stay at home mom and motherhood is what I was born to do. I love my kids and they are easy to love…all under 5 years old…the purest of humans! But I’m still not who I am supposed to be. Because my dirty secret is that, although I’m able to love my husband and kids, I have never loved myself. I’ve always felt “damaged.” I can’t live the life with my family that I want to live unless I work on this. Your book has inspired me to work on it! I just finished the book, so I’m no success story. But, I believe I’m going to love myself. The more I figure out who I am, the more I like myself. After everything I have been through in this life I never gave up on me, even when I wanted to. Deep down, I’ve always had a love, I’ve always known I was worth the fight! Thank you for this book!

    • Nadia permalink
      December 3, 2014 11:14 am

      Hello, Leann
      I’m now 50 and a mother to a 17 years old daughter and an almost 14 years old son. I experienced sexual and emotional abuse in the first 30 years of my life. I can somehow imagine how you feel. And I think you’re absolutely right: deep down, we always have love, deep down, we know we’re worth the fight. I believe that with every “I love myself” we speak out or think, we remove a tiny bit of decay and allow the self-love we always have within to shine a bit more. Layer by layer, the shadows of the past disappear and life gets brighter. Keep going! I wish you all the best.

      • December 7, 2014 7:40 pm

        We are worth the fight. I’m smiling, knowing that your life is getting brighter.

  21. November 23, 2014 6:52 am

    I just completed Live Your Truth this morning before sunrise…maybe a better way to say that is I just began my daily practice of your book-I’m not sure it’s ever completed. For me, it was jarring, epic, so beautiful in its simplicity I had to keep re-reading paragraphs. My brain would start on that roller coaster of thoughts, opinions, judgments and I’d be lost and have to stop…breath….go back to the beginning and re-focus. Read it, then read it again. Then write.
    It is with a sincere heart I write to give you my gratitude for having the bravery to publish this book. It is inspiring and will help humanity. I’m so happy I stumbled upon this at my local library, it has helped me want to stay committed to my life work.
    Thank you.

    aurora musis amica est

  22. Nadia permalink
    December 3, 2014 11:23 am

    Hello, Kamal
    Thank you for being stronger than the fear of what others may think of you and publishing your self-love book. I’ve read several books around the subject, amongst them Louise Hay’s “you can heal your life”, and one called “Madly in love with myself”. Yours seems to me to be the quintessence of all of them. And I find it very practical. Thank you again!

    • December 7, 2014 7:39 pm

      Hello Niadia,

      Thank you for saying that. I haven’t read those books but perhaps I shall. And I’m happy that you find my book practical, that was the intention – to share my journey, gently convince why self-love is so important, and share step by step what I do, and a little bit of my theory around it.

  23. Nadia permalink
    December 8, 2014 1:04 am

    Hello, Kamal

    No real need for you to read those books, if you ask me. I dare to say that you already live what they preach. They were important to me sometime along the path, though :)
    I now walk through life repeating “I love myself” and I can feel it! Thank you again :)

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