“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
Everyone in this world is deserving of expressing love and more importantly deserving to be loved back. When we do this we often times focus on those around us: family, friends, and colleagues. However, the one person that is often neglected is ourselves. We forget that we above anybody else deserve that same love and affection as the Buddha says in today’s quote.
Remember that if we cannot love ourselves how can we expect to love others? We need to give us the same grace and compassion to ourselves that we give to others. Do we have faults? Yes. We all do. But along with those faults are the qualities that make us who we are. They are in fact our badges of honor. Something that we should be proud of and the things we should love the most about ourselves.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your relationship skills?