Learn to care for yourself responsibly.
Sometimes we neglect and punish ourselves as we do not like who we are and create a sense of unworthiness. We have to learn to love ourselves as in reality, our capacity to love others is partly dependent on our love for ourselves.
This sounds a contradiction as many would say it is easier to love others and I should love others more than myself, or my focus should be on others. It can be, but everything starts with us.
As acceptance is the first step to accepting and loving ourselves, we dilute the ability to express more profound levels of love if we are dominated by our insecurities and self-dislike. Even minor insecurities dimish our ability to love profoundly as they act as a barrier.
A little self-love is not indulgent but should not be ego based, meaning there is no comparison with others or another standard but our own. Acceptance and self-love are a catalyst to a deeper form of love that we can express. When the ego is in balance, blame does not deflate you, and neither praise elate you.
Meditation clears away the debris in our soul, strengthening us and helping us resolve our insecurities as we draw from that spiritual force within, and when we have access to those subtler levels, everything changes in our life. That spiritual energy from within cleans and corrects as part of this process of unfoldment or opening of the heart and what’s discovered is more than an emotional state or romantic love, it is a profound, powerful, all-encompassing spiritual love.
The final path of the path is to become love. Tat Tvam Asi – I am that I am!
Apart from opening your heart so you can express love with ease, Meditation can help you:
NOURISH YOURSELF WITH GOOD, POSITIVE THOUGHTS
NURTURE YOURSELF AND GROW
NURSE YOURSELF BACK TO BALANCE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY