When we love ourselves, we will be kind to others and we will be open to love others. Kindness starts within us.
Is loving ourselves a selfish act? Not at all, it is quite the opposite. Selfishness comes from the ego, and the need to defend ourselves. It comes from the fear of showing our weakest side, or the parts that we don’t like about us. On the other hand, when we are at peace with that, and we accept it, and we learn to love ourselves, including the darkest parts, we no longer feel the need to defend ourselves.
And how do we do that, you may be wondering? It all begins with the inner dialogue, the way we speak with ourselves; swapping negative sentences by positive and empowering ones. No “poor me” or powerlessness thoughts. That will only drag you down and attract more negative things into your life.
When we go through a suffering period in life it is easy to dive into negativity and drag all those around you into that darkness and focus on how everything is bad. However, when we look deeper there is always so many things to be grateful for. So, start your day by focusing on what you are grateful for, and it might be very simple things. The most joyful experiences are usually in the simple things!
And then each day find some time for yourself and to do something you love. Follow your heart and your dreams! Fall in love with taking care of yourself and you will see that it will only bring feelings of happiness to you and to those around you!