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Do You Love Yourself?

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , October 29, 2014

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Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
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To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"To bless oneself is a precious way to learn to accept and to love

Do you love and accept the person you are? There is no one else like you in the entire universe. You are a unique and precious
creation and so infinitely worthy of love.

If you do not already love and accept this incredibly wonderful person you are, then beginning today, commit yourself to recognizing and honoring this vital truth of your being. Begin spending time each day blessing and loving the beautiful person you are. You are so very deserving of your love.

Words have great power over how we feel, how we perceive ourselves. Why is it that often we say wonderful kind things to those we love, BUT we do not treat ourselves with that same respect and love.

The greatest love has to be love for one's self ; for without it you can not truly love another. Make this the year that you "fall in love" with yourself.

When we have the courage to let the walls down - to know and embrace ourselves, despite our human failings, we also open the door to connecting in a more caring, empathic, intimate way with the ones we love and with all living beings.

Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald

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Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Shane Joseph on October 29, 2014 at 03:37 pm

Thanks for the reminder, Barbara. We don't do enough of loving ourselves, especially as writers; instead we spend our time observing the world and commenting on it



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By Barbara MacDonald on October 29, 2014 at 04:09 pm

So true Shane, thank you....writers , yes, and social workers too. I have to remind myself to also focus on my self at times. Enjoy your weekend my friend. :)

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By riginal on October 29, 2014 at 08:46 pm

Yes Twinkletoes, but 'loving self' is an incremental inward measurement of self worth some find so overwhelming in a distorted "all about me me me" self 'over' participation as evidenced by current world happenstance that i wonder sometimes if 'self love' or 'self worth' doesn't bubble a tad over the edge of the pot of self esteem and make one just a little bit distanced from others by sheer dent of that fact alone. I was just having a conversation with myself tonight and we both agreed to sleep on my self worth which can lead to numbness and indeed a false distorted dreamlike state of subliminal thought structure...but then i like stirring me up. Simmering heartfelt emotion lies just below the surface of every human thought. Some don't allow it to predominate...but until you do your worth as a writer,poet even, will never be acknowledged/heartfelt by others, or is it the fact that we're all so self loving caught up with the "everyday me" we don't take the time out to mirror that reflection of self upon others. You reflect so Twinkletoes with kind thoughts and poetry i sometimes worry God spends too much time with you? And aint that a wonderful 'worry' to never have to come to grips with...doesn't need too much reflecting pon? Well, i must reflect pon my two minute noodles girl, hunger waits for no man...upon reflection. Have a great weekend,wrap yourself up, and others,in your favorite jumper of warm thoughts/poetry. Keeps the cold out now doesn't it. Or, as usual, am i wrong...and i should chill out? Let my noodles take me where they will...boiled over on the stove! Again! :>)

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By Barbara MacDonald on October 29, 2014 at 09:28 pm

Simmering heartfelt emotion lies just below the surface of every human thought. Some don't allow it to predominate....I seem to have the opposite problem...I wear my emotions and heart on my sleeve and somehow they come to life in what I write. You cooking noodles time set a timer, it helps. Happy weekend :) Thank you.

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By aaron7 on November 14, 2014 at 11:03 am

this helped me a lot. this was not a random encounter. i feel better. hope we can meet each other someday. till then, have a good one! :)

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By Barbara MacDonald on November 14, 2014 at 06:20 pm

Thank you Aaron, happy you found this article helpful...take care. :)

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