To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
We all want to feel loved. It makes us feel good, and it builds our self-confidence.
If we don’t feel loved it can bring up some intense emotions such as “I’m not attractive enough, skinny enough, good enough, I’m balding,” etc.
I was in the category of self-judgment. Doubting myself on certain occasions and not fully stepping into my power. This played out from time to time until I began to consciously become aware of it and began the healing process.
We should open our hearts to the most deserving person: OURSELVES! When we do this, we begin to feel worthy. We become more of our true selves and start to attract more and more love in our lives. Have compassion for ourselves. Our body is a beautiful vessel so we need to take good care of it.
It’s not selfish to love ourselves. It clears us so that we can love ourselves enough to love other people.
Let’s find a way to embrace and accept ourselves, even with our faults and imperfections. Let us take time for ourselves to focus our attention on what it means to LOVE OURSELVES; whatever that may be for you.
Cheers! Here’s to a full cup of Self Love! ~ xoxo
58 thoughts on “Let’s Celebrate Self – Love”
Great post. Agree. Self-love is important. I wrote an article on my website a while ago titled ‘8 flavors of love – Which one are you?’- https://authorjoannereed.net/lets-talk-about-love-8-flavors-of-love/ – Feel free to check it out!
Hi Joanne. I read the post some time ago. It was quite insightful! May others who read the comments section hop on over to read it as well.
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This just resonated with me so well! Our selves are the only people that will never leave us until we die. We are our real friends. Thanks for sharing!
You are so welcome dear Betul. Glad you passed by.
Self love is so important. I didn’t realize my lack of self love until my lowest lowest after my last relationship ended. I spent a lot of time finding myself and discovering my self love. To this day I do have moments but I am way better off now since finding my voice and self love. Thank you for your post. It was beautifully written.
Thank you for sharing! We are all a work in progress.
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A perfect message that I needed to read today. Thanks Bernice.
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Great title for a site. Wish you the best!!
Cheers to that! Wise words!
very well said … we can’t really love another until we love ourselves, otherwise our love can be shallow
May more people realize that. 😊
then our world will be a better place 🙂
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A beautiful and inspiring post, very well said!
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Thank you Malise. A big hug to you. xo ~ Bernice
Thankyou for this encouragement.
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Very well penned
Thank you. 😄
Agree. The Greeks understood that in order to care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This form of self -love is not unhealthy vanity and self-obsession that is focused on personal fame, gain and fortune as is the case with narcissism. Instead, “Philautia” (self-love in Greek) is self-love in its healthiest form. You cannot share what you do not have. If you do not love yourself, you cannot love anyone else. I wrote an article on my website titled ” 8 flavours of love – Which one are you?” https://authorjoannereed.net/lets-talk-about-love-8-flavors-of-love/. Check it out!
Hi Joanne- I learned a new word Philautia and thank you for your insightful share. 🙏🏼 Will surely check out your site later today. ~ Bernice
I’d drink to that! Self-love is one of the kindest things you can do for yourself and for others. 🥰
Beautiful and so inspiring post, Bernice.
Thank you much! xo
Knowing and accepting our faults and imperfections helps us to be at peace with ourselves. A nice thought for the month. 🙂
Absolutely. How can we possibly have compassion for another if we have none for ourselves. If someone reading this should find it difficult to embrace their own heart with love, consider the small child you once were. Look on that child with the compassion you would look on any child. Send bounties of love to that wee one. Wrap her or him in a huge embrace of laughter and goodness.
Beautifully said. Happy Valentine’s Day.
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Yes..and we will. 🙂
The art of loving yourself sounds easy,but I have come to realize it is not the easiest thing. It isn’t going to stop me though.:-)
Great post. I think you have just given me an idea on how to celebrate valentine.
Nice to know. Happy Valentines Day!
Happy and love-filled Valentine’s day too
Thank you for this cup 😊 Lovely message
Reblogged this on Mysticalwriter and commented:
Being Valentines Day is so close, one of things, to remember is some of us don’t have a Valentine to share this special day of love! So in turn for our self, is to give love to ourselves by going out & have a day pampering, giving ourselves a big hug or 2. Just reminding yourself that you are loved & wanted, 1st & foremost to yourself & by yourself.
Thank for you sharing!
Usually once we find that unique identity that is ourself, we naturally learn to love it. So yeah! Raise a glass to self-love and the ability it creates to open up to others.
Here’s to loving ourselves…………
I drink it from that cup on a daily basis.
It tastes good.
So, celebrate valentine’s day.
All the best. 🙂
Absolutely! Great message for Valentine’s Day 🙂 I’m trying to do a daily self love meditation this week.
Great idea! I’ll join you on this self-love meditation.
Glad you stopped by to celebrate!
Very well said! Happy Valentine’s Day. Here’s to more love and caring in the world!
Self-love is worth celebrating. It opens you up to be able to feel loved. Bravo! This is superb. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you my friend.
You are welcome, my friend.