How much consideration do you give yourself on a daily basis…
“Self-love, self-respect, self-worth: There’s a reason they all start with ‘self.’ You can’t find them in anyone else.”
It really seems so straightforward and obvious, doesn’t it? Self-love, self-respect and self-worth all originate from one’s self. And they cannot be found in anyone else, otherwise they would be called other-love, other-respect and other-worth and that’s just absurd sounding.
Of course, how many of us go searching for those exact things in and from other people?! It’s an easy thing to fall into, seeking outward for the love, respect and worth that can only derive from within, but it can be changed and you can do it! I’ve been guilty of seeking outward and feeling so much worse about myself when I did, since I always, always came up empty and lacking. By living for and trying to please and gain the acceptance of other people in order to have self-worth, I created a complete lack of self-respect, to say nothing of the dearth of self-love. Just yuck.
I changed it though. By turning my focus and desire for myself inward, I discovered my true self and power. I was able to gain and nurture my own self-love and self-worth and it’s such a wonderful feeling! It’s taken time, gentleness and self-forgiveness but it’s been a worth-while and enriching journey. I’ve been on this path for quite awhile now, years really, but each day that I take and apply acceptance and love to myself I foster a greater sense of self-respect, self-love and self-worth.
You can do the very same for yourself. I really encourage you to and I fully believe that you are so much stronger and capable of doing this than you might imagine! You are worthy of the greatest self-love, self-respect and self-worth – no matter what you’ve done or might do. You are worthy and you have these things just yearning to be cultivated within you. Turn inward for just a bit each day and let yourself feel the love, the acceptance, the forgiveness, and the joy that resides within you. You’ve got this!
Namaste ~ Ella
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