Learning to Love Yourself– The Greatest Love Of All
I recently developed a new sense of awareness while chatting with a friend. My friend said that many people find it easier to be in relationship with others rather than to be alone. Wait a minute, stop the press, how can this be? I didn’t understand this way of thinking so I asked my friend to explain. She said for some people, being alone is difficult because it forces them to face “reality” and for some facing reality means confronting the “bad” choices and decisions they have made. In order to avoid facing their “truth”, they would rather focus their time and attention on another person. WOW!
After speaking to my friend, I spent some time processing the conversation. Here is what I know. If you don’t face your reality, your truth, your decisions bad or good then you can never improve yourself. If you don’t undergo personal development then you remain in the same place. Anything that remains in the same place is stuck! Friends, we don’t want to remain stuck.
So how do we move forward from being stuck if we may find ourselves stuck trying to find peace and happiness? First, we must be OK with being alone. How can we know who we are if we are constantly trying to fill our time with the time of someone else? We will NEVER know who we truly are. Now friends, I am not on a mission to make every person be alone, that’s not my goal. My goal is to help you to know who you are before you try to connect with another person, possibly the wrong person.
I have been there, I have made the wrong decision to connect with the wrong person simply because I didn’t know who Sharon D. Meadows was. After I personally made a wrong decision, I went on a journey to learn and love “ME” and from this experience, I have been able to connect with and love my true self.
Learning yourself requires that you get to know yourself. You will have to become comfortable with the person that you see when you look in the mirror. That’s right friends, the person that you see when you take off the ”mask” that we all wear at some point. Connecting with your true self requires that you remove the mask and learn to love yourself just as you are.
If you desire to loose weight, that’s OK, love yourself where you are until you arrive at the place you want to be. You don’t have the career that you want, that’s OK, change is constant, you can move in the direction you desire, but you have to MOVE! You don’t want to be alone, that’s OK, you don’t have to be alone. But I suggest that you LOVE yourself in the meantime until you find the RIGHT person. Know who you are, and love what you discover!
The moral of the story dear friends is to not go from relationship to relationship seeking peace and happiness simply because you don’t want to be alone. I’m shaking my head right now, you can’t see me but trust me, that’s what I’m doing. This will NEVER work out for you….even if you find someone to be with it won’t guarantee peace and happiness for you. Instead, it will leave you feeling unfilled and empty. The only way to true peace and happiness is through knowing and accepting and LOVING yourself. If you don’t know who you are, get to know the real you and begin loving what you discover before introducing someone new into the equation.
Ask yourself do you know, accept and love who you truly are? #TheGreatestLoveOfAll
Sharon D. Meadows is a Certified Professional Transformation Coach and the Author of the Amazon Best – Seller, Journey to A New You—A Transformational Guide to Discovering Your Inner Strengths!
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