“Whatever your experience of love is right now, you can learn to love at a higher level. You can start today.” (Marci Shimoff: Love For No Reason)
Love yourself. Care for yourself. Love yourself. Care for yourself. Love yourself. Care for yourself. Unconditionally. Just the way you are. Because you’re majestic enough the way you are. You don’t have to go anywhere and you don’t have to do anything. Simply be. You’re quite exceptional enough to truly love yourself. Love just like that. For no particular reason.
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; No door that enough love will not open; No gulf that enough love will not bridge; No wall that enough love will not throw down…It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, How great the mistake; A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world. (Emmet Fox, Irish author and teacher from the 21st century)
The point of Life is in the growth of love. Love to yourself, to others, to everything that is. We have to start with self-love. In our inner environment, in the one place where most people don’t even look.
The thought that this might be so very true doesn’t even cross their minds. But of course that doesn’t mean it’s not. Quite the contrary. There’s so much love inside us that we can never really run out of it.
We need to feel the entire grandeur of love on our being first, in our hearts. We need to learn to love ourselves. We need to learn to experience love as an inseparable part of our being and to be able to lean on it when necessary. And to realize how easy and fulfilling it is to share it with others. If we’re lucky to make that choice, we can one day even recognize that there’s no need to look for it so hard. Because we’ve been carrying it within us the whole time, in our hearts. We are love in its purest form ourselves.
We should have already learnt about self-love in primary school. In a way appropriate to our age, naturally. But this topic should in no way be omitted from the program. It’s that important. Much more than some Math, History and the likes. I know many people wouldn’t agree with this. But I know full well that I’m dead right. Because I’ve experienced first-hand what it means to focus just on others practically your whole life, while you more or less forget about yourself. We condition our fulfilment and happiness by our relations to our loved ones and our surroundings.
But that’s definitely not good neither is it wise. Especially when Life surprises us with the most unimaginably difficult tests. It leads us to a wall that’s too high and gives us no choice. We have to turn inwards, back to ourselves.
We’re vaguely familiar with only a few pieces of the giant puzzle, on which we build our reality. Some kind of imagined reality that doesn’t have much to do with our real truth and deep personal fulfilment.
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