Love Yourself? – inconsequential ramblings #2

I no longer hate myself. It consumes too much of my time and energy. I find it far easier to accept that I don’t get along with myself and channel all my love into others. Sure, I’ve heard people say ‘If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?’ Actually, I’ve found it quite easy. I love others and hold them with far more reverence than I do myself. Loving my wife and soulmate comes naturally, I feel and absorb the loving energy she shares with me, which I know is reciprocated. I love my children and will offer forth my dying breath for them should they require it. I love close friends and family, providing loving support when they need it most. So, I stand firm with my claim that you can love others without loving yourself. I know it, I do it daily.

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