“Self Love ~ This is not lust behind you.”
Over time, throughout life, you may have been told that it is selfish to think of yourself before others, you may have been made to feel shame for doing so.
Shed that falsehood. It was only meant to control you.
Self love is not found in the opinion of what others have over your ‘appearance’ or ‘what you possess’. It is not found in the passion (lust) one may feel for you.
Self love comes from respecting yourself, from going within and discovering who you are. It comes from looking around at the people in your life and seeing whether they add to, or subtract from, the value you feel ought to be there. Not through ‘things’ but through actions.
Are you being assisted? Are the household chores shared? Who feeds the animals every night? Who cooks the dinner and cleans afterward? Laundry? Who changes the sheets on the bed? When every electronic gadget in the house is left on, whether in use or not, does this speak of caring about what the monthly bill will be? Does this carelessness show concern over the pocketbook and what is left for necessary purchases?
Look at the small things, the little things that add up to so much. Go deep into your heart and mind and see there what you find has true value.
A comparison I like to use is … seeds, or money (things)? When shtf, what do you suppose will have more value?