Loving yourself. I’ve been thinking about this post for weeks. Unlike the other posts that are based on intellectual material from books and studies, this post is from the heart. When I write “love yourself”, I don’t mean narcissism. For in fact, narcissists, people who have to put others down, control others or be cruel to others, are the people who have the least amount of self love. When I write about loving yourself, I mean having an appreciation for the unique soul that you are. I mean, understanding that, even though you’re not “perfect”, you are perfectly lovable, just the way you are. You’re okay to be 100% you! No one is you and that is your power. That’s why you’re here. That’s who you’re meant to be. You don’t have to earn anyone’s love. Love comes from you and others just reflect it back to you like mirrors. Do not search for love from the outside. Do what makes you happy. By doing what we love, we inspire and awaken the hearts of others. Do what makes your heart sing and the right people will appreciate you. That’s how you find love! Not with some false persona on a dating site that makes you seem “better” than you are. Be you and the right people will find you. Not everyone will love you. You’re not for everybody. You’re only for the right people.
It is your social responsibility to love yourself. When we love ourselves an interesting thing happens; we treat others better too. Self love is the beginning of love in the family, which is the beginning of love in the community, which is the beginning of love in the world.