It is vital to cultivate a sense of self-worth and self-respect. If we do not have faith in ourselves how can we have faith in anyone else? Self-belief should not be equated with arrogance or pride. We are seeking to cultivate a sense of self respect so we are at peace with ourselves. We are often our worst critic, sometimes we ignore genuine faults but worry excessively over minor issues that aren’t really faults. We need to learn from our mistakes and be honest with our weaknesses but it should not be at a cost of putting ourselves down. If we make a mistake learn to let go, don’t keep the negative memory at the forefront of your mind. If we can have a good feeling about ourselves it will be very easy to have a good feeling about others and the rest of the world.
by Tejvan Pettinger -


Janet Gardner said...

hHi Christine,
This is sooo true. That is why I have been doing the loving kindness meditation and sharing it on my blog, if we don't love and respect ourselves we cannot truly give it to others.
Thanks for sharing,
Take Care,
Janet :)

February 20, 2009 at 3:22 PM
Anonymous said...

nice post, and great blog overall. always lovin something positive!

February 20, 2009 at 8:59 PM
Mel said...

Very true. The effects of respecting oneself is amazingly significant when you want to reach out others.;-)
Have a good one.

February 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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