So are you tired of hearing about how much you should love yourself? You hear it from all of these self care advocates and gurus on the importance of self love. However, do you hear much about how you go about it? I remember posting “Can You Be Yourself And Not Know Yourself?”, almost four years ago with the same sentiments. You can preach to someone about the importance of loving themselves but it’s like spitting in the wind if they aren’t sure what it truly means and how to go about it.
I looked up what was defined as “Self Love”, and like many of the definitions, it referenced about having high regards or appreciation for yourself. But one particular definition stopped me instantly in my thoughts to address it on my public platform. Wikipedia’s definition is as stated,
“..Self-love, defined as "love of self" or "regard for one's own happiness or advantage", has been conceptualized both as a basic human necessity and as a moral flaw, akin to vanity and selfishness, synonymous with amour propre, conceitedness, egotism, narcissism..”.