Deserve your love and affection

Siddhartha Gautama, or Buddha, to say was an intelligent man is an understatement. We so often think about other people and what we need to do to make others love us that we forget that it’s most important for us to love ourselves. We live in a world where we are taught to believe that we are quite worthless unless we do something or another. That is just not true. Rather than yearning for love elsewhere, we should first and foremost look within ourselves. I believe that, just as you cannot help others if you are sick, you cannot love others fully if you do not love yourself.
On another note, I always take the very end of a quote to make my Friday photo/quotes and when I put in my title for this particular quote, it got my thinking. Not only should we love ourselves no matter what, but we should live our lives in a manner that we find deserving of our own love. Would you love yourself if you were someone else? I hope the answer is yes. If not, you always have the power to change that. I hope you have a weekend full of positivity!


Brandi {not your average ordinary}
26 February 2011 - 2:01 am

I need to think about this one. I’m tempted to say that in doing things, especially things for other people, we express our love for ourselves. I’ll be mediating on this over the weekend.
Have a great one, Eva!

26 February 2011 - 2:02 am

What a sweet and insightful post.

Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
26 February 2011 - 3:04 am

Lovely sentiment. I needed this positivity today, as I’m on the brink of a crazy busy working weekend. Have a great one, Eva!

26 February 2011 - 2:18 pm

What a lovely quote. Thanks for sharing – gives me great inspiration for the weekend!

26 February 2011 - 6:29 pm

something good to hear today. sometimes we get so caught up in what we are doing, our worth starts depending on the outcome. succeed or fail – you are still you and that is indestructible. i needed to hear that today. thank you
love your blog!

Misty :)
11 March 2011 - 7:20 pm

I love this quote!! I had never heard it before, but it is so true!! I know that you have to love yourself first, otherwise who is going to love you if you don’t even love yourself? No one will. I tell this to people who try and ask me for advice and for some reason, they just don’t understand. But it makes perfect sense!

Where did you get the picture from? I can’t really tell what it is, but I like it alot. The coloring goes great with the quote! And it all just fits together perfectly!!

Thanks for sharing this (even though I am awfully late posting on this)!!! I will always remember this as well as continue telling people the same thing! You have to love yourself before someone else can love you!

13 March 2011 - 11:57 pm

Misty – The photo I actually cropped. The photo was of some flowers growing, but there was a bunch of chairs and stuff in the back, but I absolutely loved the rays the sun created so I decided to use it for a quote. Thank you! : ) I know you and I talk about this exact topic so often… that quote, a different version of this, really stuck with us, wouldn’t you say?

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