It is not narcissistic or selfish to love our self. It’s actually our primary priority. Similar to the way airlines instruct people travelling with young children to take care of yourself first. An adult who disregards this and decides to attach the air-mask to their child before donning their own takes a great risk of falling unconscious; then both are in real jeopardy.
We must take care of our own self first, and then it’s easy to care for others. This is not about being boastful or self-centered, but rather about knowing you are here on purpose, and you deserve to be. Psalm 139:13-14 states, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Or, on a whimsical note from an unknown writer, “I was made by God, and God don’t make no junk.”
You are loved. Feel it and let it fill you up. And let’s each choose to take care of our self. Doing things that make us happy doesn’t take away from the happiness of others, it adds to it. When our inner ‘well’ of well-being is brimming full of love and happiness, it effortlessly overflows into the wells of others. Everyone around us benefits, ourselves included. Do what you love! Love will follow.
In this game of life
I have entered a whole new arena
Because I have learned
The importance of nurturing ‘Gina’
I have created space
For giving myself some attention
And this for me has
Opened up a whole new dimension
Of strength and inner worth
And a completely new way to live
Now when I share love
It is from a full well that I give.
Gina and Professions for PEACE © 1999-2012
Only a powerful soul can offer love. Only a powerful soul can afford to be humble. If we are weak, then we become selfish. If we are empty, we take. But if we are filled, we automatically give to all. That is our nature. ~Dadi Prakashmani