“One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.”
Quoted by Sally Brampton (2008). Shoot the damn dog.
May we be lacking of self-love? We are not referring here to a narcissistic and selfish sort of love. Love in this context is rather a human and compassionate recognition of our own value and abilities, to help ourselves and others.
Many of us may be lacking of the “training” for self-appreciation and love because we might rarely been stimulated by others to appreciate our qualities. We may have frequently been encouraged to acknowledge others’ abilities, but this encouragement may have come to represent a limiting belief on us: that others are better than we currently are or what we can ever be…
This is a good time to change this way of diminishing ourselves, a good time to start thinking and talking about what we can do in a positive manner, talk about what we have achieved, talk about the attributes that our friends recognise in us… and to employ all these achievements, qualities and attributes for initiating new beautiful projects and for dealing with our day-to-day challenges and opportunities.
What could be better that using our real potential in what we know it is a good idea?
Have a look at Andrea Dykstra’s speech in the video below, and learn to tell yourself: “I am enough”