Morning Inspiration…..Staying F.L.Y. Love is expressed as an action and experienced as a feeling. Yet, love has an essence that resists defining in any single way, it encompasses compassion, determination, tolerance, endurance, support, faith, and much more. But, this post is not about loving others it’s about loving yourself before you open the door to love others. Being in love can have its up and down and often cause you to question if loving this other person is worth loosing love for yourself. So, before you give yourself to others know that loving you and wanting what’s best for you should never be compromised for others.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. who loved me and gave himself for me.
Steps to loving yourself:
Loving yourself is about having self-respect, discovering what really makes you tick, and spending your life being true to your real talents.
Life is short, and it’s about learning. You won’t learn unless you make mistakes. Give yourself license to make mistakes, and then love who you are for all your imperfections.
Thinking that you are perfect when it’s probably not the case. Unless you’re a new super-breed of human, you’re probably deluding yourself a little bit.
Holding yourself at a double-standard. You don’t expect everyone else to be perfect, so why do you expect perfection from yourself? Treat everyone, yourself included, by the same standards.
Know what loving yourself feels like. Once you learn to love yourself, you won’t feel threatened by others’ success (real or apparent). You won’t constantly compare yourself to others. You’ll be able to share your love freely with other people. You’ll feel good about yourself even when you’re feeling down. You’ll feel proud without being cocky; optimistic without being oblivious; and free without being paralyzed by freedom. You’ll feel unafraid to cry.
To love truly is not only having a capacity to give love, but also to gracefully open your heart to receive love. Know that you deserve love. You are worthy of love. The more you feel love in your heart, the more you are able to give love to others.
If you can treat yourself like a ROCK STAR then you should not accept nothing less than a ROCK STAR treatment from anyone else!!!