“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”
― Pema Chödrön
Taking care of and loving the universe inside us, this universe that makes us who we are and pushes us to do great things, is important. It is also important to understand the difference between "self-love" and "self-obsession."
Love means acceptance, kindness, encouragement, and care. When you love yourself it means you accept yourself as you are and you agree to love yourself in spite of all your imperfections.
When you love yourself, you show kind behavior to your soul and encourage it. Self-obsession, on the other hand, compels you to compare yourself to other people. It misleads you to fruitlessly prove that you are better than others in all aspects of your life.
Self-obsession makes you run a tiring race by competing with others. It drains all your energy, develops negative energies inside you against other people, gives strength to toxic thoughts, and isolates you from the other people.
There are a number of ways to love yourself that do not send you down the path of self-obsession. These include engaging in positive activities that attract constructive energies. These constructive energies seep into your soul and your psyche and can help you move mountains. Some examples of these activities are exercise, meditation, and adoption of an optimistic mindset. But,
“Sometimes expressing your love is as important as loving.”
Therefore, you should express your love for your body and soul.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
You are responsible for your inner universe; nurture it, and it will reward you with constant discoveries about yourself.
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