Updated: Mar 28, 2019
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -Mahatma Gandhi.
This is one of the favorite quotes in the dictionary of my life. We often remember the time when we feel disappointed and down, and we hardly cherish the happiest moments of life. We start criticizing the destiny believing that we only make bad decisions leading to the failure. We start complaining and hating the self. But in a true sense, we forget that self-love is only a pure love which makes you strong and confident enough to withstand any difficulty of life.
SELF-LOVE KEEPS YOU HAPPY AND MOTIVATED
Self-love helps you to understand ‘who you are’ and ‘what you can do’. It is an acceptance of your real identity. And for that, you should appreciate and affirm yourself.
It keeps you motivated to achieve best for your life as you know your actual caliber, which others can’t see. It gives unconditional support and compassion which leads to a healthy and happy life. It relates to your self-esteem and provides a total-balance between happiness and well-being.
Self-love is pure and honest as it is a commitment for self that you will accept yourself the way you’re.
We often forget to feel love for self while taking care of others. And we start to change and modify according to the need of others. Here we forget that until and unless we love self, we can’t love others. It is important to pamper with a deep sense of joy and compassion.
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” - Oscar Wilde.
Self-love is a love which starts with you and ends with you. You are going to love yourself until eternity. No one is going to care about your well-being, safety and health more than you. You know yourself the best, what you like, what you dislike and many other such questions are going to be best answered by you only. Be self-love you can also find spiritual love and growth.
Personally, even I have faced several disregard and judgement from society, but I have never stopped loving myself. I know that if I am not going to love myself, nobody is going to love me. I believe that being a human, I made some mistakes and had taken bad decisions in life, as well. But I have realised that there is no one in my life who has left criticizing me for my deeds, rather it was only my inner voice and self-love who has motivated me always to withstand the depression, anxiety and stress. Moreover, self-love has always given me some positive feelings about me.
Always believe your values and principle of life. As only these two things are going to help you to direct towards the best path of your life. Self-love is achieved when you nourish your life with some healthy habits with lots of fun and adventure for yourself. Remember, the more you invest good time in yourself, the more love for self will generate.
Lastly, to conclude, Love the way you’re, do not change yourself for the sake of anyone else and do not forget these beautiful lines of a song sung by Lady Gaga -
“It doesn't matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M
Just put your paws up 'cause you were born this way, baby
My mama told me when I was young
We are all born superstars
She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
In the glass of her boudoir
"There's nothing wrong with loving who you are"
She said, "'Cause he made you perfect, babe"
"So hold your head up girl and you'll go far,
Listen to me when I say"
I'm beautiful in my way
'Cause God makes no mistakes
I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way.”
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