Love Yourself First

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.”
~ Byron Katie

My beautiful wife was giving my son, who is almost 2 years old, a bath the other day and he did something that was so natural and pure. He just returned from getting a haircut and noticed himself in the bathroom mirror. His reaction was priceless. He smiled and said, “Oh wow, I love you Julian.” and then he repeatedly kissed himself in the mirror. This is a wonderful example and expression of self-love. Self-love, not to be confused with narcissism, is extremely healthy. Yet, how often do you hear someone declare their love for themselves? When was the last time you looked in the mirror and said, “I love you”? Instead, most people spend their entire lives looking in the mirror and seeing imperfections; I wish I was leaner, taller, prettier, and smarter, just to name a few. Doing this is not healthy.

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