This is so true! We need to learn to love ourselves and not only kindly accept the compliments we receive by others but look at ourselves daily in the mirror and say positive and loving words to ourselves. I recently wrote a post on how the words we say to ourselves and how we say these can have physical effects – check it out for more info when you get a chance 🙂 But for now read this great post.
Thoughts to Ponder – June 7, 2016
“Live today by the Buddha’s words: ‘You could search the whole world and
never find anyone as deserving of your love as yourself.’”
Many of us grew up with the idea that we shouldn’t brag about our accomplishments or show off in any way. That is true to a certain extent, but often we take it to heart and become people who turn a compliment into a put down. For example, some might say, “I like that dress/shirt/haircut.” In return we respond by saying, “Oh, see this tiny spot on the sleeve,” or “I really wanted my hair cut this way.”
Not only are we devaluing the sincere compliment, but also we are telling ourselves that we are not worthy of receiving a compliment. Over time we begin to think that we are not quite as good as everyone else…
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