“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Sharon Salzberg
When was the last moment you loved yourself by looking in the mirror? Years had passed since I last extended love to myself. Here’s how I turned my self-hatred to self-love and how it changed my whole life.
Self-love has been something I have avoided at all cost for a very long time. Like many, I had become habituated to the “hustle and grind” mindset. I didn’t realize that I was using this excuse to continue my self-hatred habits.
I was constantly surrounded by voices that told me I had to work hard. There was no escaping the voice that said, “You are not good enough yet! You’re a loser! You don’t deserve success! Keep working harder, or you will remain the same!”
Is this voice telling you the truth?
I felt I deserved to spend time with my friends, but I chose to isolate myself. I was not given the attention that I and my loved ones deserved.
Everyday was a struggle. Nothing was exciting. I lived the same day over and over again, always engulfed by an…