He who self-sufficient does not ask others for more; he who is abundant in all kind has lots to give.
Being self-sufficient goes beyond the general understanding of having enough money to support daily spending, living standard and random pleasures; it is more importantly about having emotional maturity and adequate stability to take care of own emotional needs, as well as others’ needs. A self-sufficient person interacts with others with adequacy and abundance in his or her emotion tank, rather than with the intention to withdraw from others or to take from others.
Are you emotionally self-sufficient? Are you fulfilling yourself with love, happiness, content, security, recognition, appreciation and so on? Are you abundant in your heart? Or are you waiting for someone else to fill up your emotional tank, i.e. make you happy, satisfied about life, appreciated and to give value to yourself? If there is a glass with 50% of water inside, do you see it as a glass with half full of water or half empty? If you choose half full, this indicates you are viewing from a positive and self-sufficient angle; if half empty is chosen, simply the negative and inadequate point of view is taken. There is no right or wrong answer; but only the answers which enhance you and your life!
On the journey of loving yourself, it is very important to realize how fulfilled and equipped you are emotionally; and not to be disturbed and discouraged by any circumstances or anyone. You are the number one investor and contributor; you invest with care, attention and time to generate and re-generate these positive emotions within you, especially at the time of difficulties and emotional vulnerabilities. It is not others’ responsibilities to restore your emotional breakage or to enrich your emotions and bring you self-confidence or security; it’s solely yours alone. If others do make good contribution in you having a happier, more pleasant and fulfilled life, it is your bonus; treasure them as much as you can.
Today I love myself by: (read the below aloud 3 times and listen to what you read)
I am responsible for my own emotional maturity, stability and security. I fulfill my own emotional needs instead of withdraw or take from others; I interact with abundance in heart. I am self-sufficient and I love myself.
Today’s home work:
Find out 2 of your biggest emotional needs and see how you could fulfill your own needs.
Encouragement for myself:
(It’s your space…)