How many times have you been told that acts of self-love are selfish? You can’t think of yourself first!
Man, what are you thinking???
How could you?
How could you not?
Loving yourself creates strength within yourself that you can then use to help others. There is a difference between self-confidence and arrogance – you are not better than anyone else, but you are the best you that you can be.
If you love yourself, it won’t matter what anybody else says or does on the matter, because you will know that you are worth loving, deserving (not that you need to do anything to make it so), and that the world is blessed to have you in it.
No, I’m not that naive. I know we don’t snap our fingers and make it so. This is a constant work in progress and every day we need to remind ourselves, but I hope that you will start those reminders today:
I am lovable.
I am worthy.
I am deserving.
I am love and light.
I am important.
(You know what they say – fake it ’til you make it.)
Have a fantastic day! You are loved!
Dissent amongst cerebral cells
One infected by a new-age thought
The regime revolts at this intrusion
No longer snug in the old strategy
A concept of self-love before the court
Of thought, of mind, of logic
A thunderous storm of lightning flashes
On the fast train of sparking nerves
Most unwelcome short circuit
As carriages of ideas speed across the skull
Causing an ache of overthought and thinking
A war within the confines of grey matter
The strength of this interloper will decide
Can it sway the settled council of the way?
Can it replace the out-of-date teachings?
Can it turn the love of self to right?
Unfamiliar path to be beat a track
The new acceptable and expected
To consider oneself important and in need
That care, honour and respect
May be the first order of the mirror
And the ruling norm of days
Persistent reminders of the fact
To re-enforce the new ideas claws
Debbie Gravett © 2020.10.17