Updated: May 20
When it comes to love, self-love it's detrimental to a healthy relationship with anyone else.
1. “Self-love is not selfish, it's required; you cannot truly love another until you know how to truly love yourself”
When you truly love yourself, it highlights a path that allows you to know exactly who you are, what you want, and gives you the confidence to love another without pause. Self-love provides an authentic smile from an ecstatic heart. Self -love allows one to be comfortable in the skin they're in. That leaves no room for accepting abuse of any kind (mental, physical, phycological, or verbal) just for the sake of having a companion.
Self-love is confidence, happiness, respect, forgiveness and appreciation for one's self. Self-love is beautiful!
2. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”
If you accept who you are and realize that your past experiences, no matter how painful, have given you the necessary tools to love yourself unconditionally, you'll understand that you have a great deal of courage. That courage will allow you to understand the true value of any relationship because the relationship with yourself will set the rules. The ability to lead the path to the relationship you need, with your head held high, is pertinent.
3. “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.”
No one can love you until you love you love yourself; you won't allow it. You can't love anyone else until you love yourself; you won't know how to do so properly. If you're not ready, you could potentially push away those who genuinely love you and damage valuable relationships. You have to take care of your mind, body and soul; self love and confidence starts there.
4. “Above all be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in, take yourself out.”
Understanding the importance of knowing who you are will allow you to decide what relationship is for you. If you're not ready for a relationship; don't just be there due to the fear of being alone. If the person you are in a relationship with is someone who behaves in a manner that makes you feel as if you need to alter your authentic self, that is not the relationship for you. You should be able to do all the things you desire without reserve. The need to set limits in a relationship completely defeats the purpose of the relationship. Why even be in it at all?
5. “Stop underestimating yourself.”
When you believe in yourself, you can do much more than you think. The mind controls the body, allowing you to do great things. Self belief unlocks confidence, strength and the will to get things done. If you set your mind to it, it is possible.