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Is it Possible to Unconditionally Love and Respect Yourself?

You deserve to be loved and respected. Everyone does.

First, let’s define unconditional love. It is love without conditions, love without requirements—love no matter what. As you know, respect means to be cognizant and mindful of, to value and admire, to place in high regard.

Can you learn to accept yourself as you are right now? Can you learn to value yourself?

I imagine to some it may seem like a monumental task. Regardless if you feel that way or not, it is something to be seriously considered. Demonstrating unconditional love and respect for yourself is a highly beneficial practice to undertake.

It will create a vast amount of peace. It will help put an end to self-judgment. It will provide opportunities that previously did not exist. You will experience love like never before. Many wondrous moments will take place once you set this practice in motion. No, it will not happen fully overnight; however, it can happen a bit more each and every day.

Your life is a journey. What kind of life do you want to lead?

Are you looking to end your internal struggles? If so, self-love is the cure. What’s more, the more you love yourself, the more love you will have to share with others. How’s that for motivation!

The truth of the matter is that love is something that we withhold from ourselves.

We set conditions and unknowingly hurt ourselves. Sometimes it is deliberate and sometimes it is out of habit.

Expand your vision and see the love that you have within.

Don’t keep love from yourself. You deserve to be loved and respected. Everyone does. You are a beautiful human being. You have a limitless amount of love within your reach.

Allow yourself to see the beauty that you uniquely possess.

Stop judging yourself, accept yourself as you are right now—perceived faults and all. Forgive yourself and just be happy to be the best that you can be at any given moment. That is all anyone can ever do.

Respect yourself enough to know that you too matter.

It is your journey. Own it with all your heart. Admire and be mindful of who you are right now. Value your position in your life. Use it to your advantage. Empower yourself!

I believe that it is possible to love yourself unconditionally and respect yourself if you give yourself the opportunity. It certainly isn’t ever feasible if you don’t give yourself the chance.

If you aren’t sure if it is possible, I hope you choose this answer: Value and love yourself enough to give yourself the opportunity.        

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Dr.Kas - Tips for Financial Health May 14, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Since one cannot give what one does not have, unconditionally loving my-self is a pre-requisite for being able to unconditionally love others along life's journey.... Enjoyed reading your thoughts June and wish you and your followers a Wonderful Mother's Day!
June Blunk May 14, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Thank you, Dr. Kas! It is wonderful that you understand that unconditional love is an essential part of life. I am sure that is has served you very well.

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