Dear friend, perhaps you might be saying what a silly statement. But I would repeat it again. Why loving yourself is so important. Do you know that relationships are at the heart of evolution? They test character, strength, endurance, spirit, wisdom and understanding. They comprise the essence of all learning.
A correct relationship with yourself is crucial, for from it flow all possible right relationships with others. It is now more important than ever to be able to love and accept yourself. Only if you are totally accepting of yourself will you be able to accept the other person who holds up the mirror for you. And if you love yourself, you will be able to love them and be with them.
Acceptance means to be able to be with that person in love and grace, without needing to change them or make them anything other than what they are in the moment. So many relationships are based on people falling in love with potential. This is followed by frustration as the potential may never be realized.
We are living in an amazing time. Sometimes it may feel as if there is water rising around us, but no human lifeguards out there are capable of saving us. To avoid drowning, we have the individual responsibility to be our own lifeguard, by letting go of outer old ways and embracing new opportunities for growth.
The world is changing so quickly these days, our relationship forms need to be able to change quickly also. Trouble and emotional pain may come when we fail to accept progressive changes in the forms our relationships take.
We therefore must look at re-creating our relationships and marriages to support our personal fulfilment. No longer motivated by basic drives, but by higher needs, we expect more from ourselves and from life. As a result, we look to our relationships for emotional support to help us be all we can be.
When we understand that the person we have chosen to relate to is part of us, and what we see in ourselves, then we can be in compassion and love with ourselves and then with them. From this place of communion and understanding we can learn to relate with total acceptance of ourselves and of others.
(Extracted from my ebook 9 Types of Relationships That Don’t Work – Now available on Amazon and www.moneyandabundance.com)
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Nigel St. Hill is a writer and a life coach helping people who are ready to discover their path to love, happiness, success and abundance , so that they could live the life of their dreams. He is the founder of http://www.moneyandabundance.com and author of the book, Money Management Caribbean Style and several ebooks including The Easy Cash Flow System, 12 Secrets to Creating Money and Abundance Caribbean Style, 8 Money Management Secrets for Caribbean Women, Creative But Practical Ways to Save money, 8 Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Abundant Lifestyle, and 7 Steps To Becoming An Empowered Single Woman