Self-Like vs Self-Love
Monday, January 07, 2019
I think that many people are put off by the concept of loving self. It sounds selfish. I myself, if asked, would say that I don’t feel toward myself the way I love my family and friends. It is a shoe that just doesn’t fit.
HOWEVER, I’ve always been comfortable in my own skin, even during those awkward high school years. Enjoy my own company and seldom feel lonely. Would pick myself as a friend if I met me in daily life. So, honestly, I think that’s a comfortable shoe I can wear. That I like myself. Which doesn’t mean perfectly happy with things that happen – like weight gain after being slim all my life. It just means acceptance of the entirety of who we are, warts and all. (smiling)
Self-like helps as time brings changes to my body. I can observe these changes and accept that this is the passage of time. If I didn’t already feel comfortable in my own skin, these changes would be almost intolerable. I think that’s why some people cannot stand the concept of aging. If you don’t already, start being a friend to yourself. Forget the mean things that were said to you as a child (or adult) and just start accepting and smiling over who you are.
Off to my first walk of the day. Was going to return to the gym today, but really resistant to it for some reason. Have a good day, SP friends.