Self-Love comes from a full well

05/05/2012

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.


OVERFLOW

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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.

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Gina and Professions for PEACE ©  1999-2012

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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

9 responses to Self-Love comes from a full well

  1. 

    Thats beautiful, so true… and I like the airline mask comparison. – – And thank you for visiting my blog.

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      Hello Rev Dani Lynn, thank you for your beautiful sharing as well. I look forward to enjoying all of your writing on your blog. Namaste.

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    jolynproject 05/23/2012 at 4:58 pm

    Self-love is so important and sadly, so few truly understand its divine importance in our lives and in the lives of others. Thanks for sharing this. I especially love the poem and this part: “When our inner ‘well’ of well-being is brimming full of love and happiness, it effortlessly overflows into the wells of others.” Beautiful quotable.

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      You are sweet Jolyn! I’m delighted you looked back to some older posts and found this wee post. I just can’t help but write in rhyme, likely from my love of my antique poetry books filled with rhyming poetry. And that you enjoyed my writing, calling it ‘quotable’ has me sending you cyber hugs! Can you feel them? Many thanks

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        jolynproject 05/23/2012 at 6:58 pm

        Awww hugs to you back! 🙂 And nothing wrong with writing in rhyme. LOVE poetry.

  3. 

    It took me 38 years, 1 month, and 16 days to learn self love.

  4. 

    both lovely & true!