I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, saying that someone “loves herself” was a put-down!
This is changing – thank goodness.
When I learned (the hard way) that I needed to take responsibility for loving myself, it was a game changer. My relationships improved and I became so much happier.
I noticed that when I committed to practising self-love, I felt more loving towards other people.
When we’re young, somehow we learn to look outside ourselves for love and happiness. I believe then that our most important mission is coming back “home” to ourselves. Learning how to find the love within us. To love ourselves unconditionally. Warts, faults and all.
When we do this, magic happens.
Our love overflows. We feel loving and compassionate, rather than critical and judgemental towards others.
So next time you notice yourself feeling negative thoughts about someone else, ask yourself, “how’s my self-love going?”