Being deeply loved gives you strength. Loving deeply gives you courage.

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.