Here’s the truth. We are either our worst enemy or our best friend. There is no gray area. If we cannot love and care for ourselves in healthy and natural ways, then we will always give that same type of care away. For better or for worse, who we are and how we respond to our own needs will determine how we feel, what we do, where we go and how we experience our relationship with others.
If you want to change anything about yourself or your relationships, then start by asking yourself some questions.
Do I love myself?
Do I listen to myself?
Do I search for truth?
Does what I do reflect that I love myself?
Do I eat to love myself?
Do I expose myself to people and places where I can be true physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and relationally?
Does my life reflect a love myself?
Do you know yourself and do you accept yourself? I mean all of it, the good, the bad and the ugly. Do I give myself grace, mercy, forgiveness and love? Do I spend time with myself? Do I know what’s going on in my spirit, heart, mind and body?
Do I surround myself with people who are living honestly and are giving their time, talents and truths to love and encourage me?
Can you be alone with yourself? Is this a place a rest or anxiety? Why?
How can you give away the greatest gifts that live inside of you, if you don’t know what they are and you have not spent the the time to find them?
People don’t need your presents. They need your presence. They need your truth, your time and your talents. Create the space to get to know yourself and accept yourself. In this space, you will have infinite opportunities to love yourself with all your heart, soul and strength; and watch how that crazy stubborn love overflows to your neighbor. Love starts with you. ❤️