Love comes from loving yourself first. Love is accepting all that you are, appreciating all that you are, and nurturing all that you are. Love is simply being you.
Once you have that foundation you feel comfortable in your own skin, and you're relaxed and at peace. Your own opinion of yourself is all that counts, and you're confident of your own value.
You appreciate all you can do, and never berate yourself for the things you can't do - you make decisions based on choice, not fear. You know if you want something you will find ways to get it - because you love yourself enough to know you deserve it.
When you love yourself to feel all of this you begin to share it automatically. You know how much better love feels, so loving others follows on naturally.
While you learn to love yourself, you let go of everything you don't love. You move on past negativity, and search out whatever lifts your spirits up. The less you think negative thoughts, the easier it is to think loving thoughts.
Love is a conscious choice, and becoming aware of your thoughts allows you to make better choices, and steer yourself towards what makes you feel good.
If you don't love yourself you settle and make do, because you don't have that deep, absolute certainty that you deserve to feel happy. The longer you stay in a situation that causes unhappiness, the more your self-worth erodes, and the harder it is to find the courage to claim your dreams.
It's never too late to start loving yourself - it took me a very long time! I wasted years believing I needed the love of a father who was incapable of supplying my emotional needs. This meant I searched for love from others who proved to be equally unable to give me secure, loving relationships.
I didn't know how to love others in a healthy, balanced way, because I hadn't learned it in my family. No matter what you've experienced, you can change your life when you know that everything comes from loving yourself.
Don't look for love outside yourself - when you're empty, you can never be filled.
Nothing and nobody can satisfy you until you can satisfy yourself first.
Every day, loving yourself means filling yourself up with the smallest things that give you pleasure. You simplify your life when this becomes your focus.
The more things you notice that you love, the more present you become - and you enjoy just being in this state of peace and love.
You are a drama-free zone, because your only focus is to maintain your loving state of happiness and contentment.
I'm grateful for finding the peaceful ZPoint Process which showed me how wonderful pure, true love really feels. Get in touch if you want to let go of everything that is in the way of loving yourself, and start living the life that is waiting for you.
"Unconditional Love is the outer expression of Inner Peace." ~ Alaric Hutchinson
"True unconditional love starts from you to you. Stop waiting on others to give it to you." ~ Edmond Mbiaka
"When we make the choice to fill our heart space with unconditional love, our worlds blossom into a beauty far greater than we have known." ~ Rio Godfrey