love thy self
Jack Kornfield said it best, “Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these, you can handle anything.” Think about it, if you don't love yourself properly, how can you properly love another human being? The most important relationship we will ever have is with ourselves. It’s wonderful to selflessly serve others, but when it comes at the expensive of self care or true happiness, then the work may be incomplete. We can achieve a peaceful world when each and everyone of us cultivates true compassion within our own hearts.
HOW TO CULTIVATE SELF COMPASSION
By Louise Hay
Stop criticizing yourself: You are doing the best you can, self criticism doesn't help. You can find plenty of people out in the world to criticize you, don't be one of them.
Forgive yourself: Let the past go. Holding on to it only keeps you stuck and makes
Connect with your inner child: Parent, support and care for yourself.
Don't scare yourself: Choose more positive, peaceful, hopeful and optimistic thoughts.
Accept yourself now: Love your negatives and find new positive ways to fulfill those needs.
Be mindful with yourself
Let go of expectations and a perfectionist mindset
Work with a therapist or coach
Remember, we are all in this together!
Love yourself now: Don't wait until you have the perfect body, job or partner, do it now as best as you possibly can, like you life depended on it, because it does!