STEP SIX CLEAN UP YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
If you truly care for yourself you will realise that you deserve to be with people who make you feel good about yourself. These should accept and even encourage you on your path in life. Take a look at your relationships. Do they support your needs? Do they make you feel cheerful, valued, warm inside? Or is there anyone in your life who puts you down, manipulates you, drains you or – even worse – is downright nasty to you? They have to go!
Loving yourself means that you protect yourself from being hurt by others. Of course, all relationships and friendships go through bad patches. Friends can be a weight when they need extra support – but as long as that’s a two-way street it’s okay (although you still have to protect yourself). Try not to worry about hurting others when being with them hurts you. Imagine that little child within you – doesn’t she or he deserve to be safe and loved? Care fiercely for your vulnerable inner self.
When you are with people who truly make you feel good inside, give the kind of love that you want to receive. To check whether this is right, ask yourself if you feel enriched. If the answer is yes, then you’re on the right track. However, please note, this isn’t about getting approval from people you see as special or powerful – that’s not a warm, relaxing sensation. Although it may be nice for a while there’s always a tinge of anxiety and stress in case you get it wrong. When love is truly flowing it’s serene and healing, even when it’s exciting.
Always be the most special person in your Universe. Forget yearning to meet ‘The One’. First you have to be ‘The One’. Like attracts like and when you love yourself you get loved in return.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Now you can hopefully understand why self-love is important and put the six steps of self-love meditation, making a date with yourself, creating positive affirmations, accepting your flaws and cleaning up your relationships. You have some tools to set you on track for ‘the greatest love of all.’ If you struggle with this in any way, help is at hand. You can take a major step towards loving yourself by contacting our team of warm-hearted Readers, who will soon show you your path ahead.
PUBLISHED: 24 September 2018