To love others without loving yourself isn’t love. To love others when loving yourself is love. To love or not to love. That is the question our era is plagued with. To love is to acknowledge the hurt. The hurt we, and others, do to others. The hurt we do to ourselves. To ignore this hurt only hurts us more. It takes us away from love. From love of our self as well as love of others.
There is a ton of memes online that promote love, peace, and love of others. The desire to peace is strong. Ride the wave. Be the wave. Love yourself. Between fear and love, chose love. Start with yourself. Peace is right there with love.
Love doesn’t have to hurt. It doesn’t have to hurt to acknowledge all the unnecessary pain and hurt in the world. It doesn’t hurt to say enough is enough and to take action to stop it. Whatever that action means to you. Whatever it represents in your life. Stop the hurt by looking at it. Acknowledge how far into hurt and pain the world has come. Let it go. Free yourself from the judgment and the fear. Apologize for the hurt you have caused if you feel the need to. And forgive yourself. Forgive yourself for being human. Focus your actions so that you make yourself proud. Today.
Take a stand and remove yourself from the hurt machine. Start with yourself. You can’t find inner peace if you can’t love yourself. You can’t find peace in any relationship if you don’t love yourself. Stop judging what was and focus on what is. Focus on how you want it to be. And make it so. Love is stronger than the fear that bubbles up. You are stronger than the fear that bubbles up.
We all want the same thing. Love and Inner peace. We all want to be loved but we are all so scared of loving our self. We are scared of feeling because this means we will feel it all. We will feel the hurt of the atrocities on this planet. Feel it. And let it go. Love yourself for feeling it and releasing it. And fill that space with more love for yourself. It will grow strong and you will grow stronger.
For the love of love. Love yourself and it will be easier to love everyone else and stop the hurt machine.