Love yourself, first

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“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.

You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

– Lucille Ball –




My two cents: Loving yourself probably seems obvious to most, but to those who were raised by a violent, abusive caregiver, it is a foreign concept.

Even today at 68, unworthy thoughts still arrive in my consciousness daily.

I know the value of being vigilant, being aware of my inner voice (critic).

I can not control the 60,000 thoughts that arrive everyday, but I can let them pass without influence.

We choose where we place our attention.

Choose worthy, positive thoughts.

Choose intelligent areas to excel, to take action, to take risks.

Be content with your effort.



9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Linda on May 7, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Another important topic.
    A healthy balanced self love is actually, well, not only life changing but actually world changing. By balanced self love I mean love with a solid commitment to cause no harm to self or others.
    With a healthy mind, we would eat healthy, we would live healthy. We would not be overrun by obsessions and desires. That would spell the end to rampant consumerism, greed and the quest for power. This would be incredibly good not only for ourselves but others and even our planet.
    So let’s start today! Be our own best friend. Fall in love with yourself!! Dont wait for someone else to do it! In the end this can be, oxymoronicly, the most selfless thing you ever do!

  2. Posted by michaeldepth on May 7, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Self love is the most important and probably the hardest for people with PTSD. In the first place we were taught self hate, by masters.

  3. Our daily challenge

    Thanks for your insight

  4. Self love is something many of us did not understand or even know ours was just hidden

    Thanks for the input

  5. Posted by marandarussell on May 8, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    I try to love myself. I have gotten much better than I used to be. It is a work in progress I suppose!

  6. Posted by instaphotojo on June 1, 2020 at 11:50 pm

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  7. It will agreat thing to do

  8. Posted by Nehal elkholy on August 12, 2020 at 8:33 am

    This is so beautifully written!!! I would appreciate it if you also check my first blog post I’d love to hear what you think😊

  9. Nice blog

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