When I was a child, my mom has always told me, love yourself and other people will love you. Now I understand how she was right. If you love yourself, you are indestructible. If you love yourself, you accept both positive and negative aspects of your character, and no one criticism can hurt you. So, what does it mean to love yourself?
Self-esteem plays a significant role in your life. It is the way you feel in the society and it is how you define own importance and uniqueness. It is how you evaluate yourself and as such it is the way you think, behave and fulfil your goals.
On the way to spiritual growth, I have always been considering how it is essential to be good with others and show only positive aspects of my character. I tried to be good even if other people treated me aggressively and then I felt offended. I could not understand why people behave like that and the feeling of offence was ruining me from the inside.
We need to follow social and ethical norms to learn how appreciate other people but we should not assimilate to them. I see a crowd like a mass of identical people and those who don’t have own meaning. They take care of what other people think about them and are afraid to say “no”. Are you an identity of maybe you a part of the crowd?
When people say I love him or her because… Be sure they do not love.