Teach Me How To Love…..Myself

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

Love is a word that comes and go, but few people really knows what it means to really love somebody, much less them self. Many people are relationship addicts. If they are not in a relationship, they don’t feel good about them self. Relationship junkies are expecting to find in someone else what is already within.

I have consciously stayed out of a committed relationship for over 5 years after my marriage ended. It was not because I didn’t desire to be with someone else but after much self reflection, I realized that I had loved the man more than myself. What I was looking for in him, was searching for me–self love.
Love is not something to be found on the outside of oneself. Love is who you are.
What you believe about yourself, and how you express yourself is a direct reflection of your true belief about love. When you can get to a place where you can accept yourself for who you are, you will feel love. When you can forgive yourself for past mistakes and failures, you will experience love. When you can start to trust yourself, and tell yourself the truth no matter how the truth makes you feel, you will express love. When you can celebrate your worth, whether you are in a relationship or not, you become the embodiment of love. When you can accept your beauty for what it is, you will be ready for love.
Love is the co-operative, harmonizing,accepting,forgiving essence of your soul. By giving love to yourself first, you will realize that you won’t have a hard time giving it away to others freely.
You are love.
Love does not demand what it does not have. Love does not force itself on others in order to feel better about itself. Love does not attack or seek revenge. It does not withhold itself. Love is patient and kind.
You might have spent your whole life trying to figure out what love is and how to find it in your life. However just remember, you are the expression of love. To find the love you seek, you have to first find the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home–love.
Positive Affirmation: Today I am committed to knowing myself, express myself and experience myself as love.

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