We all want to feel and be loved, but mostly chase the things we think will bring us love. This fundamental waste of our time comes from what our ego, personality or mind believes and thinks will make us happy.
Our society does not teach how to truly feel self love or give love. It teaches us to be logical and mindful. When we are young we are taught not to cry, express or feel because it is not strong and we must be strong to survive. The fear of surviving makes our mind strong and we lose touch with our natural ability to feel, accept ourselves and experience self love.
You might say this is the root of many of our problems. We spend so much of our time planning and figuring out how to get the things we think will bring us love, that we totally miss the direct route to feeling loved.
The path to love, self love and self acceptance requires nothing outside of us.
The direct path to truly accepting ourselves comes through letting go and working on the capacity to both feel and be in the moment.
We will be enslaved and continue to waste our time to external love and acceptance as long as we choose our habitual thoughts, beliefs, patterns and lifestyles.
Many of the hard times we go through in life serve as one thing; they serve as a vehicle to break us. They give us the opportunity to experience love, self love and self acceptance.
This is very easy to see through reflection. Think of a time when you really gave up because a plan or some aspect of your life that wasnt working. When you truly gave up, it is very likely that you immediately feel better. If you took this far enough you probably experienced some level of self love and acceptance.
When you are starting to see the connections here, you are really on your way. Not only to feeling better and feeling loved, but you are on the path to removing a lot of chaos from your life.
When we become powered by our own self love, we become truly empowered and not subject to what we use to think brought us love. When we feel truly loved, we will only do that which moves us from a place of love and will no longer do the indirect things that we thought would bring love.