Love and accept yourself.
February 12, 2023
You do not need to feel that you are expected to save countless others by whatever way you define it. The number of people who benefit by your actions is unimportant. What is important is that you reach outward beyond yourself. It is in other words not about the “me” but rather the “you.” It is about another. It is always about another.
Nonjudgmental love of course applies to self, for there are many who judge themselves, and that judgment can be so destructive, both physically and spiritually. By accepting oneself as being where one needs to be in the process of becoming, one is therefore more able to reach beyond the self. You cannot serve another if you devalue yourself. Love does not come from an empty source. Love is reflected outward from a center that is love, and that center that is love cannot function unless there is acceptance of self.
So of course, part of the journey is loving oneself, not putting oneself ahead of others but recognizing the sacredness of self, and then in that strength, committing yourself to something that is beyond how you define yourself. That is expanding the presence of God. That is expanding the reality of love.