When’s the last time you took a moment to focus on self-love? The greatest challenge you may face in your life is to love your whole self: body, mind, emotions, soul and spirit. Throughout our culture (in family life, social life, the media, economics, politics, religion and education), we are taught to believe that we can be inferior and undeserving. These attitudes are perpetuated on many levels, both consciously and subconsciously. Through spoken and unspoken attitudes, cultural practices and unequal treatment, we can begin to believe we are powerless to make decisions that affect our lives or the lives of others. Understanding the dangers of trying to live up to these inordinate expectations empowers you to reclaim your self-esteem and change your life.
The Importance of Self-Esteem
Fostering positive self-esteem will give you the ability to say no to anyone or any situation that attempts to destroy your sense of wellbeing. Loving yourself is the ability to see yourself as whole and unique with natural beauty. It is appreciating your inner beauty and the expressions of your emotional self in all of its forms. Reverence and self-love is essential if you are to move past the negative attitudes encouraged by our society.