April 16th, 2015
“You demonstrate love by giving it unconditionally to yourself.
And, as you do, you attract others into your life who are able to love you without conditions.”
It is typical for us to look for others to love us unconditionally and when they don't we can feel betrayed, cheated or broken into pieces. However, how can anyone do exactly what we expect them to at the time we want them to? Usually, they can't. This is when we have to look within for the answers and to respond to ourselves with kindness and forgiveness instead of with criticism and blame. When we can meet ourselves with tenderness we can begin to acknowledge our own intrinsic self worth and value. Once my love for myself overrides my self criticism, the path is opened for others to love me in this way as well.
Loving myself is an inside job.