When I first wrote on “Imagination Breathing”, I hoped to touch atleast one soul, hoped being the key word. I never thought it would make such an impact. So I want to thank Paul Fernandes for giving me and many others the platform to reach out to the world.
Now let me get to the article. I hope it inspires someone out there, someone who really needs it.
When I say love yourself I don’t mean to say you should be selfish and put yourself above everyone else. There is a world of difference between the two.
When you love yourself, it doesn’t mean disregarding others. It just means appreciating yourself too. Many at times I hear people talk about being selfless. I am not against putting others ahead of you. But I am against putting others ahead of yourself all the time.
Its important to love yourself. Your are of great value. You are special beyond compare. Please don’t for a second think that you’re second to anyone. You are so unique and so rare a gemstone that no one can ever come close to being another you. You’re amazing in so many ways. You’re a precious gift. You deserve to be loved in the most beautiful way. Who better than you to love you?
Most often than not, we try to find love in someone else. We think we will get happiness only when someone thinks we are special. We twist and change ourselves to fit someone else’s whims and fancies. We lose ourselves in our pursuit to get someone to look at us the way we want them to. We sacrifice our hopes and dreams and what not. In the end we feel unsatisfied and disappointed and we blame ourselves. We think there is something wrong with us. We feel incompetent and it leads to a sense of insecurity.
Here is the deal. You were looking for love in all the wrong places and wrong people. How can you expect anyone to love you when you can’t find it in yourself to truly love you. If you love yourself the way you should, you would not change yourself for anyone. It doesn’t matter who it is. You deserve to be loved and cared for in a special way and who better than you?
Ofcourse its important to love others too. Love is the answer afterall. Spread love and touch lives. Love people around you and be a blessing. I’m not encouraging selfishness. I understand we can’t always think about ourselves. But you need to remember you are responsible for you too. No one will understand you the way you do. So be the one for yourself and the rest will fall into place.
Take care. I love me. I hope you do too.