Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and bring joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.
If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.
If you love yourself, you love everybody else as you do yourself. As long as you love another person less than yourself, you will not succeed in loving yourself, but if you love all alike, including yourself, you will love them as one person and that person is both God and man. Thus he is the great righteous person who, loving himself, loves all others equally.
The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
People who do not love themselves can adore others, because adoration is making someone else big and ourselves small.
They can desire others, because desire comes out of a sense of inner incompleteness, which demands to be filled. But they can not love others, because love is an affirmation of the living growing being in all of us. If you don’t have it, you can’t give it.