By Jennifer Urezzio, Contributor - Spiritual Affairs
"You must love yourself before anyone else can…"
Love Thyself by Ohmann AlianneThe above statement is old and true. Why? Simply, if you don't show yourself love and compassion no matter what anyone says or does, it will feel as if there is never "enough."
We hear a lot in today's culture about self-care. Well, self-love is the foundation of self-care. These two should not be confused (and often are) with selfishness or self-esteem.
Recently, I interviewed Marci Shimoff, author of Love for No Reason. I loved what she said, "Self-love is loving yourself for no reason while self-esteem is loving yourself because of a certain thing (i.e., I love myself because I have amazing blue eyes)."
One of the synonyms for selfishness is stingy! When I read that it was like a V8 moment. If one is selfish, they are stingy with their time, their energy, their love, etc., not only with others (believe it or not), but with themselves too!
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