My take on Self-love and Spirituality
Just in the way that we feed our body with food it needs, we need to feed our soul with love, and self-worth. You know your thoughts come from your brain, but where does intuition and instincts come from? They come from your inner self. Knowing yourself beyond your body, your personality and your mind but for your inner self is self-love. Self-love is a spiritual connection – loving yourself because you have a soul that was made by God, that needs to be loved, nurtured, taken care of and thus understanding that your soul is worthy of a healthy mind, body and personality.
If self-love is only connected to the person that we are or the body that we are then how will we be able to respect and accept ourselves with our flaws, and with our image? Then HOW will be able to accept OTHERS for their flaws and their image?
Ever met people who are NOT full of themselves, super humble, don't act like they think they're perfect YET are completely at peace with themselves? Yet give and earn SO much respect? Those are people that are simply connected with their higher selves, and LOVE their SOUL enough to feed it all things good. Their love is beyond their personality and their image. This leaves them at peace as good people, who love themselves but aren't vein/arrogant.
The whole idea of connecting with your inner self is what eliminates the concept of doing the right thing and loving yourself for it JUST because its right. Umm doesn’t that mean doing something wrong, or having a flaw in your personality ENDS your self love? And it wouldn’t it also mean getting over your flaws is perfect?
Self-love is finding your higher self, being unaffected by acceptance, approval, material things, and petty issues. When you are able to look past others’ flaws, their mistakes, circumstances and issues. Your ability to understand that you have flaws and similarly people have flaws, and still manage to love yourself and look for goodness in others is SELF LOVE.
Self-love does not mean thinking you have no flaws, and that you are perfect the way you are. Self-love is being far from perfect but respecting yourself enough to KNOW you aren’t and working towards changing that because your inner self deserves it, to KNOW your real potential and working towards achieving it, to KNOW you are worthy of trying and capable of failing BUT love/respect yourself ENOUGH to try again. Self-love is motivation to achieve, self-love is self-belief, self-love is a connection with your higher self, self love is love not for your personality. It is love for your soul.
So if you haven't been able to understand why nothing makes you feel good about yourself, that you can't love yourself, that you have fear of failure, a lack of self-esteem or confidence - may be you're just lacking a connection with your higher, inner self and your Creator. Love your God, the Giver of your soul, treat it with respect, and get in touch with yourself. Give your inner self some of your time :) and remember to feed it with positive vibes only!
Sending a tonne of self-love your way,