Self- love is a very important subject in today’s world. It is one of the key ingredient to success, happiness and one’s overall well being.
According to the dictionary, self love is defined as regard for one’s own well-being and happiness.
Many look for the recipe to loving themselves more, however, to do so one must look at the two aspects of self love which are: self and love
Let us take a look at love, what is love really ?
Looking in The Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (God’s Word Translation) says, “Love is patient. Love is kind. […]It doesn’t keep track of wrongs. […]Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.Love never comes to an end…”
When you do not get something right the first time, do you give yourself time to do better ? Are you patient enough with yourself or are you soo quick to be harsh and judge yourself?
Likewise, are you kind to yourself? How do you talk to and about yourself ? “I’m soo stupid”, “I’m useless”, “I never remember things”, “I look soo ugly”, if such words were repeated to you frequently by someone else, you would see it as abuse or bullying but it’s the same thing you sometimes do to yourself on a daily basis.
What about your mistakes? Do you keep track of them in order to bring yourself down ? How many times have you caught yourself saying, “I keep making the same old mistakes, there is nothing I can do about it, that’s just how I am, I can’t be better “?
To love yourself means to do so unconditionally, in and out of season, regardless of what you did or did not do, because that is how God loves you and He is love.
It means to encourage, support, uplift, root and vouch for yourself. It’s about taking good care of yourself mentally and emotionally, by listening to the right music, reading the right books, watching edifying videos, taking some time to get away from your screens and take a walk outdoors ; but also spiritually, through prayer, meditation and fellowship with God, and physically by eating healthy, exercising and even pampering yourself.
The reason many don’t love themselves is because they do not value themselves and they do not value themselves because they do not know themselves.
Meanwhile the second and vital component of self love is self…
(To be continued )