Do you love yourself? I believe we are all in the process of learning to love ourselves, and that this is a vitally important practice.
When we have not had help with our distressing emotions from a caring person, we will tend to be critical of ourselves whenever we experience those emotions.
For instance, if you watched a younger sibling be humiliated by one of your parents, and you couldn’t do anything about it, you may feel helpless and afraid when you see a co-worker being mistreated by your boss. If those emotions have not been worked through (processed), you might not understand what you are feeling and just feel “bad”.
Wherever we have not had help with our emotions, when we start feeling those emotions, the brain says “bad”.
But we are not bad, we just need help with processing what feels distressing.
We were created by love (God is love) and for love. To love God, love ourselves and to love others. It is not wrong, and it is not selfish to love yourself. It is God’s will for you!
Jesus said: “love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
We are all learning to cooperate with the process of being loved. In the video I will share some ways of doing that. One way is to look in the mirror and say to yourself, “you are extremely lovable!”
Blessings to love who you are and to enjoy the magnificent creation of you!