Interesting concept, isn’t it? We are the first example of how the world is supposed to love us. We keep looking at other people to show us love, to teach us how to love and cherish ourselves, and further more we look to other people to love us more than we can love ourselves. We expect them to light the path to our soul so we can eventually love and respect ourselves. But is that the right way?
If someone loves us more than we are willing to love ourselves, what happens when that person is not around anymore? What if they go away for a while, what if they are no longer part of our lives, what if they pass away? Then we just feel unloved, unwanted, un-cherished. But if we know how to love ourselves, truly love ourselves without falling into the ego trap, then we can love others more and we can allow them to love us even more.
Even if you’re not the kind of person who makes commitments to self, unless they are career related, just try it on, the same way you try on a fancy dress or a well tailored suit when you’ve been dressing in jeans up until now. It might feel uncomfortable at first or awkward, but just go into that dressing room of life and try it on. If you were the first example of how the world is supposed to love you, who would you be? How would you treat yourself? How would you allow other people to treat you and most importantly how you wouldn’t? How would you dress, talk, present yourself in the world? How would you life be different?