We hear and read so much about the importance of ‘self-love‘. The same can be said of ‘selflessness‘. Unfortunately the one often comes at the expense of the other.
Why do most of us struggle to find a balance?
Audrey Hepburn said, “AS YOU GROW OLDER, YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT YOU HAVE TWO HANDS, ONE FOR HELPING YOURSELF, THE OTHER FOR HELPING OTHERS.”
Most of us have “helping others” down to a tee, but need help in the “helping yourself ” department.
We perceive it more rewarding to do for others than for ourselves. This mindset can lead to feelings of guilt when you consider doing something nice for yourself.
It’s important to know that we all need a break, that we deserve a break and that a break is essential to our well being. Your break-time doesn’t need to cost you a fortune or be too time consuming. You’ll be amazed at how revitalizing & invigorating some of the simplest things can be.
When we think of the word compassion, most of us will consider it in the context of feeling it for someone else or having it for someone else… but what about ourselves?
Don’t you deserve the same for yourself, from yourself?
Often we fail to realise that by not seeing to our own well-being first, we are in fact doing an injustice to all.
It’s really quite simple; when you are emotionally and physically “good”, you improve your capability of doing “good” for yourself and others.
YOU HAVE SO MUCH LOVE IN YOUR HEART… REMEMBER TO GIVE YOURSELF SOME…
A butterfly cannot survive on nectar alone and occasionally sips from mud puddles, i.e. puddling.
I love myself, I approve of myself and I accept myself exactly as I am!
Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love
Time: 140 min
Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston