Quote: “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
Let’s talk about Love. There are many kinds of love; family love, romantic love, best friend love. Before these can be fully manifested in your life, you must love yourself. This clears the way for you to fully give love to others.
A nice way to begin is to start treating yourself the same way you treat your best friend. We are all our own worst critics. We question and second guess ourselves as no one else does. Tune in to your inner dialogue when the negative, critical thoughts creep in, then imagine saying these things to your best friend. Would you ever talk to your best friend this way.? Probably not. You’d encourage, comfort, focus on the positive and offer sage advice. How about using that kind of dialogue on yourself for a change?
Try suspending self judgment for a day. Accept yourself for the wonderful, unique human being that you are. Grab a piece of paper and write down all the good things you have done for others over the last two weeks; the card you sent, the meal you cooked, the compliment you gave, the loving hug, and so on. Then read it over and feel good about who you are!