By Selena Richardson
Don't be afraid to fall in love with yourself. Don't be afraid
to give yourself the love that you think you need from others.
And this goes beyond taking care of yourself and pampering
yourself from time to time.
I mean truly fall in love with you. The whole you - the good and
the bad. Love the person you are, the person you have been and
the person you can be. Show yourself unconditional love and
gratitude for your gifts and your faults.
How can you expect someone else to love you unconditionally if
you can't accept and love yourself the way you are? Yet we have
this tendency to think that love from others is what validates
us. No, it's the love you give yourself. The more love you give
yourself the more you give to the world. It's all connected, we
are all one.
Once you experience true unconditional love through yourself it
becomes easier to show and spread that love to others. Even
complete strangers and your enemies. Love is all there is.
If you love yourself unconditionally, someone else's harsh words
can't affect you. Why? Because you know that those works are
untrue and that those words were spoken from a place where love
is not present.
Keep love present in your hear and soul at all times. Remember
that love is everywhere and it starts with you. When you start
emanating your love from within you start to receive it as well.
One of the keys to a healthy relationship and a happy life is
expressing love for yourself first. And as I said before this
goes beyond just taking time to pamper yourself - even though a
good massage wouldn't hurt.
Loving yourself is all about taking care of yourself - mind, body
and soul and appreciating who you are now, who you've been and
who you can be. Loving yourself is about stopping the negative
self talk and replacing those harmful words with beautiful,
positive words. Loving yourself is about only accepting the best
for yourself - about treating yourself like the royalty you are
by respecting yourself and knowing that you are worthy of the
best that life has to offer.
Treat yourself with love and respect, love yourself
unconditionally and know that what you give will return to you
multiplied. So give yourself love first and watch it grow and
spread on to others.