In loving ourselves we love the world.

Please reflect and share. How does this play out for you?

Our families and society encourage us to be kind, generous, and caring. This can lead us to sometimes put the needs of others ahead of our own. We may feel guilty when put ourselves first.

Others, in their need, may bolster that guilt. Self-care can end up falling behind caring for others. Or if we have a poor self-image, we may feel we aren’t worthy of self-love. This can lead us to somehow never quite getting around to tending our own health and well-being.

Today’s message clarifies for me that unless I can offer myself complete love and compassion, I won’t be able to extend it to anyone else either. If I don’t accept parts of myself, I’m likely to project them onto others so that I can reject them without owning them. In learning to love all of myself, I learn to love others unconditionally.

How about you? Are you good at self-love?