All Things Love & Relationships
|The IAT Principle ™ – Love Yourself|
Inspiration + Application = Transformation.™
“Don´t forget to love yourself.” Soren Kierkegaard
So who is the special person am in love with? Well, for starters myself! I know. I know. Not exactly what you were expecting. But hey, if you don´t love yourself 1st how can you even love another person? As it is written, “Love they neighbor AS you love yourself”.
People who lack a healthy self-love also have a problem accepting love from others and even loving people or believing that God actually loves them. He loves you as you are. Whether you are bald, overweight, have a notre dame nose, skinny legs or have done some horrid things. You, dear Pastor Isaac are allowed to love yourself.
Now there is a healthy self-love. Then there is the obnoxious, narcissistic one. That’s not what am advocating. As talked about in the story of episode #18when you love yourself, *in a healthy way* you don´t abuse your body. And you certainly don´t stay in toxic, non-supportive, abusive relationships. You don´t go looking for love and validation in the wrong places, being a people pleaser so others will love and accept you. You also value your gifts and talents and don´t let others exploit you and undervalue your work and business.
When you have a sense of self worth you set healthy boundaries and treat the person who lives in your skin with tender love and care. It´s starts with believing you are a valuable person. Did you know God thought you are so lovable He gave His Son for you? It´s OK for you to love yourself.
In fact let me challenge you to look yourself in the mirror and say “I love myself” out loud… Then take it a step further and say and “And God loves me” Repeat if you feel uncomfortable. I promise it will do something for you.
I´d be curious to know how that simple excercise felt…
Meanwhile remain the valuable, love-able person you are. I for one value you as my reader. I appreciate you taking time to read my tips and share your feedback. So until next time,
Blessings & Success,
By Nancy Gathecha