Many of us know logically that we need to love ourselves before we can genuinely love someone else. However, emotionally loving ourselves can be a totally different story. So how do we learn to love ourselves? First of all, knowing who you are, what your values, strengths and limitations are is a good place to begin. We are born with unique gifts and natural talents that need to be shared with the world. It means so much for me that people are aware of these gifts so it benefits them and everyone else.
Why do we negate these talents? Or why do we boast excessively? The answer comes from low self worth. I suggest you sit down with a cup of tea in a cozy chair to create a list of your values and strengths. Close your eyes and remember times that you were happy, content, in the flow of life. Remember what you were taught and what you observed growing up. Common values may be integrity, honesty, family, responsibility, fairness and learning. There are no right or wrong values. This is a great reflection of who you really are and what your foundation is.
When we can know and value ourselves, we can know and value others.