In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you" Gautama Buddha
I have had a chat to many of my clients. We are all so busy to give to everything and everyone else, that in the process of it all there seems to be a big disconnect to our own lives...
Sometimes that self-love is just not a priority and that is when the engaging and destructive patterns of behaviour slip in.
Initially we turn a blind eye. It has nothing to do with arrogance or narcissism and everything to do with becoming a fully whole and integrated individual.
When you are able to exercise self-love, your life will become so much easier. This is because you will not sabotage yourself as much, which is what everybody does with their beliefs about unworthiness. You will also have much more stability in your life as you will no longer depend on others for fulfilment. Your emotions and reactions will not be volatile and you will actually become detached (but not uncaring) from a lot of stuff that goes on in the world around you.
Love is the ultimate building block of the entire universe. Humans are born into the arms of loving parents and die with their loved ones around them (ideally). They live and die by love alone. In the words of Gautama Buddha:
“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you".
What do you need to let go of today in order to prioritse your own health and wellness?