Self-love is not a bad thing; it is a very good thing in my eyes. In the next post I am going to share with you my perspective about how loving yourself could actually make others feel loved.
I have to start with clarifying that what I am suggesting to do here should come from a loving place. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Every action is measured by the sentiment from which it proceeds“, and that is the perfect area of your life to be aware of that. Be aware to how you feel and why you are doing what you are doing. Be brutally honest with yourself so your actions will be clean.
Loving ourselves is not always seen as a good thing. In fact, many confuse self-love with selfishness, but the two are not the same. Self-love is about knowing yourself. There is nothing bad about being who you are. More than that, you owe it to yourself and to the people around you. Only when you are your true and authentic self, others will get to experience your presence to the fullest.
Now think about it… If you do not have love, respect and appreciation for yourself, how could you ever give a hundred percent to someone else? You cannot give what you do not have, right? It makes sense. So if you do not have love, respect and appreciation towards yourself, how could you give it to your family, friends and spouse?
Many times, we find ourselves beating ourselves up and saying horrible things to ourselves. We forget that if others would say the same harsh words to us we would probably punch them.
Trust your gut feeling. It is important to give room to your intuition and follow it. If you hesitate to follow what you think you should do, how could others follow you?
You do not trust yourself, so you cannot expect others to trust you blindly. Be vigilant about what you feel and listen to other people’s opinion; But if you feel that you know what to do, go for it even if it ends up to be a mistake. At least you respected your intuition and exercised the muscle of following your gut and heart, you have no one to blame and you earned a lesson for trying. Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. Do not think that it is a bad idea to follow your intuition if you made a “wrong” decision.
In order to keep it short and make it more comfortable, this is just part one. I will post part two as a different post.
Don’t give up on TheHeartWay. I know it is the hard way, but it is the only way.
With Peace, Love & Hope,
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