11 Feb 50 best quotes on self love!
Check out yet another great article from Psychology Today…
Love and appreciate yourself – you're all you have
by Melanie Greenberg
The biggest struggle in life is the struggle to know, embrace, and accept ourselves, with all of our faults and imperfections. Many of us were raised by parents who were themselves victims – who were not taught to see their own worth, or who were not really seen by their own parents. Our grandparents generation faced massive trauma and upheaval due to the Second World War and the Great Depression. The focus was on survival and minimizing the damage, rather than on love, appreciation and intimacy. Individuals and families today face the challenges of long commutes, longer working hours, and global economic uncertainty. These stresses can beat us down, or make us build walls around ourselves that are so dense that even our dearest friends, partners, spouses and children can't get in. Yet, there is another way.
When we have the courage to let the walls down – to know and embrace ourselves, despite our human failings, we also open the door to connecting in a more caring, empathic, intimate way with the ones we love and with all living beings. Our brains are wired for survival, but also for empathy. We have mirror neurons that fire when we see other people's pain. Let us learn to love ourselves so we can be more open and compassionate to others, and so we can take down the walls that limit who we can be and what we can contibute. The quotes below are intended as inspiration for your inward journey. Become more mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Know your vulnerabilities as well as your strengths and achievements, and learn to love yourself for both. I have included categories that define some different facets of self love, including awareness, acceptance and growth. Following the quotes is an exercise to help you better know and accept yourself.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Gustav Jung
You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. ~Yogi Bhajan
We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. ~Mary Dunbar
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.?- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything worth having costs something, and the price of true love is self-knowledge.
Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.- Daphne Rose Kingma
My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another.Shakti Gawain
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Be True to Yourself
Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it. – Unknown
Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. Carl Gustav Jung
The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.?~E. E. Cummings
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.?~Eleanor Roosevelt
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”?- Ralph Waldo Emerson
She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.”?- Anais Nin
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.?- Abraham Lincoln
…keep reading the full & original article, with all the great quotes – HERE