Letting go of harsh judgments and learning to be compassionate towards ourselves enables us to love others. Without self-compassion we go around projecting all of our own self-contempt, harsh judgments, and criticisms onto everyone else. If we love ourselves, we spread love. If we are full of self-contempt, we spread criticism, negativity, and judgments. True self-love is full of compassion and rooted in security. Narcissistic love is about the ego and is rooted in deep feelings of inadequacy. Individuals who are filled with true self-love are able to spread genuine love to others.
People who treat themselves with compassion and avoid harsh self-judgments…
- experience greater intimacy in their relationships
- are less likely to be aggressive
- admit and learn from mistakes
- are accountable for their actions
Practice true self-love to improve the quality of not only your relationship with yourself, but also the quality of your relationships with others.
Have a mindful Monday full of self-compassion!