– Lao Tzu
Love is a strong, nurturing emotion. Stronger than fear.
Thanks to this, when you defend or rescue a loved one, you forget just how scared you are.
Also we can make this strength permanent by loving ourselves. How to?
Start off by thinking: ‚I love myself‘ frequently throughout the day.
Feels odd? Doesn’t matter. Even if you have to fake it, the affirmation will have a calming and nourishing effect.
Best set aside some minutes to include it as a Mantra in a morning mediation.
Also, whenever in doubt which way to go, ask yourself: If I loved myself, truly and deeply, what would I do?
And no worries: Loving ourselves will only enhance our capacity to love our fellows.