Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up. – James Baldwin
Love is a thin thread that bounds all relationships. We may have waited a long to hear ‘I Love You’ from others because it awards ardour and contentment. Love is the existence of this universe and all the living organisms hinge on the three magical words – I Love You.
But, have we ever thought to show ourselves some love? Do we say ‘I Love you’ to ourselves? The answer may lie between Yes and No.
I am sure, most of us have never showered our love for ourselves. No particular reasons are behind this, because we never visualised this could be a predominant and pioneer to self-contentment.
Most of us are a bit hesitant in using a road less travelled, breaking a barrier, and expressing our feeling for ourselves. May because of the acceptance in society be one of the main factors, and it is. We often wait for others to realise our worth, to discover our potential, to make us feel important. Isn’t it?
Till when will we be dependent on others for self-realisation and self-contentment. Can’t we step into our shoes and embrace self-compassion and self-contentment just by showering ourselves some love?
It seems a duck-soup and fascinating in listening and reading, but in practise it is of great weight.
Let’s recollect our memory when was the last time we said ‘I Love You’ to ourselves? Or we never said it in our lifetime. If not then start practising today, it is absolutely healthy. The best way to say ‘I Love You’ to ourselves is saying it infront of a mirror.
Initially, it feels funny but as we start diving deep into a place where compassion and kindness shelter inner and outer transformation begins. A sense of pitying ourselves starts fading away.
Growing up with self-love leads to self-care and becomes a road to well-being. Love is always unconditional and unconditional self-love paves a way to move forward into an unknown path confidently and calmly. Where there is love there is no fear, afraid, and paranoia.
Unconditional self-love is not about praiseworthy and justification. It is without condition and needs no explanation. It means ‘I love You because I love you’. It is only an accomplishment and is different from self-obsession and selfishness.
Love for others or self-love should not be taken for granted rather it should be respecting ourselves and others.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything. – Katharine Hepburn
Loving ourselves is a detoxing agent which feeds our soul, mind, and body. It is about creating a new belief in giving priority to ourselves and limiting our boundaries. A vivid understanding of our boundaries communicates about our value and strengthens our relationship with ourselves.
It is no harm in saying ‘I Love You’ to ourselves. I have started saying, did you? If not, today is the day, and now is the time, because tomorrow never comes.