He who appreciates self appreciates others; he who sees the beauties within recognizes the beauties in others. It takes one to see another.
Is self-love a new concept for you? Or you always know about it, but just not really doing it? You may love lots of others along the way, but neglect to love yourself? Or you always love yourself much more than loving others? In life, we will all come to a point where we find ourselves lost in love and realize we have not really treat ourselves well, love ourselves adequately. This is the rising of self-love and the turning moment of life.
Self-love is important, as it is a part of the foundation to your love relationships. If you are adequately self-loved, first of all you don’t have to, unconsciously, actively seeking for others’ love and recognition; second, the love you share with others is based on self-love and is freely given, not expecting any exchange or return, you have no expectation. The receivers feel no pressure by your love and likely to do the same. And this is a healthy love relationship in my humble opinion.
There are many different understandings, interpretations, implications on the concept of self-love. We are all in the journey of loving ourselves more and reaching for a good balance between self-love and self-indulgence (or egoistic). It’s important that you find your own understanding of and given value to ‘self-love’, your ways to love yourself more every day and your balancing point between self-love and egoistic. It is all because you are what your self-love feeds and you have the ownership over it.
We live in a world full of easily accessible information and knowledge; benefit from them and fulfill you with self-love knowledge, experiences and wisdom shared by others, professionals and the wise. Keep yourself updated.
Today I love myself by: (read the below aloud 3 times and listen to what you read)
I continuously open myself to the idea of self-love; I keep on exploring, learning and practicing on self-love, as well as finding the balance between self-love and egoistic.
Today’s home work:
Explore the concept ‘self-love’ around from Internet or with friends; read what others, professional or the wise say about self-love. Find yourself a book related to self-love and enrich yourself with the knowledge on the topic.
Encouragement for myself:
(It’s your space…)