Love is an essential human need. We crave it, we thrive on it, and happiness is a biproduct. We can feel and receive love from many areas, including:
- Our partner;
- Our family;
- Our friends;
- Our pets;
- Our career and achievements;
- Our possessions; and
- Our travels and other experiences.
However, love from all of the above will never be enough. In order to love completely, we must first appreciate love from within. Self-love is our main source of positive energy. Without it, we will constantly require reassurance.
The ability to love and be loved begins from within and so many people having lost this innate source. In today’s high achieving society, where success and beauty are regarded as the key to happiness, it’s cause many of us to lose our true selves. We’re bombarded with attractive celebrity role-models, career pressures and even competition from our peers. We constantly seek the approval from others and forget that the external world is out of our control.
So take a look at where you seek love. Do need a relationship to be happy? Do you need a promotion to feel worthwhile? When you wake up each morning, how happy are you? Perhaps it’s time to focus on building your self-worth and self esteem. Loving yourself will create a brighter, peaceful future.
“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think’ – Dale Carnegie
By Samantha Jayne – Relationship Expert