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Daily Share – I Choose To Love Myself First, Then Love Others!

Not accepting my authentic self has been the major blocker for me in my life. I have always managed to put others before me and for that reason alone I have suffered greatly. I have gone above and beyond to keep people in my life simply because I have NOT believed that I was worthy. I believed that I couldn’t be alone and all that translated to the world is that I wasn’t happy with myself. People saw that and I always became dumb founded when the person left or lost interest in me–which made my entire world shatter.

Unsuccessful relationship after unsuccessful relationship proved to me that The Uni-verse was mirroring back to me ONLY what I thought of myself. We call into our lives whatever our thoughts are and at the end of each failed relationship, the only person I had to blame was ME because I allowed the very things that I did not want. With that, at the end of each failed relationship was me being left alone–the very thing I have feared from the beginning. Being alone allowed me to see the choices that I made and to look at them differently. When I faced them without guilt or shame and stopped punishing myself, only then, was growth accomplished. I had to accept that I am only human and that low self esteem was a learned behavior that could be unlearned only with choice. Today, at this very moment, (in the words of Iyanla Vazant) “I choose to “fill my cup up first and whatever spills over, is for everyone else!”

Be Blessed and Love yourself first because without love for self, we can’t possibly give love out.

A TDL Reader

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  • Nivia

    Beautifully shared! Thank you for loving yourself, and sharing the spillover with all of us!

  • Caramel_sundae_29

    iLove it!!! Just beautiful :-)

  • Linda

    Loving yourself first is like putting on your oxygen mask first, before assisting others :)

  • Freyacatrina

    I am finding myself in the same place and it is overwhelmingly beautiful. Thanks ever so much for sharing

  • http://twitter.com/andrefeleci andre.a.feleci.a.

    Thank You for putting MY THOUGHTS in words! I feel this VERY way and as I grow UP & OUT of this ‘perception’ I have of my self I learn I AM STRONG. Also that I am confident!
    Ive been more BOLD and FORWARD than I ever have been. Sometimes I recluse back to what I thought of me but very quickly the negative thoughts dissipate as I remember that I am a child of GOD. No, not every situation/circumstance is as easy to roll over as others but there is NO Question that each tear is followed by a positive TRUTH! The Universe- God- baby Jesus- are all ON MY SIDE… and to surrender the control I try to have. Let Go, Let GOD handle the mess (I most likely created)!

    Thanks Again…. Much Love

  • MP

    Exactly what I needed today… thank you for sharing! 

  • atl

    Thank you for sharing, you made my day!