Friday, August 14, 2009

Love yourself

"It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others."

-- Sydney J. Harris
"We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don't accept others the way they are."

-- Don Miguel Ruiz
"There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart."

-- Elizabeth J. Canham
"If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away."

-- John Steinbeck

1 comment:

  1. Some more self love quotes that float my boat!

    "The moment one takes responsibility for oneself . . .And remember it is not all roses, there are thorns in it ; it is not all sweet, there are many bitter moments in it. The sweet is always balanced by the bitter, they always come in the same proportion.The roses are balanced by the thorns, the days by the nights,the summers by the winters.Life keeps a balance between the polar opposites.So one who is ready to accept the responsibility of being oneself with all its beauties, bitternesses, its joys and agonies, can be free. Only such a person can be free. "

    "When all is said and done,you have only yourself to depend upon and that precious light within you called God almighty.Be even with yourself.Be individual with yourself.And love what you are so that your light and how you are seen,like the stars at midnight,becomes very bright and very beautiful."

    Outrageously Free.
    "Come to the edge, he said,
    They said: We are afraid
    Come to the edge, he said.
    They came,
    He pushed them,
    and they flew."