Tag: Self love

10 October

Goldfish, Photo by PH Morton


10 October


Happy Birthday!

 


Life Prescription: Be Thyself, Know thyself, Love Thyself

 

Your capacity to love others depends entirely on your capacity to love yourself and take care of yourself.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

I love this quote by Thich Nhat Hanh. I have heard and even read it somewhere before that it is important to love yourself first before you can love another.

I think this is really elementary. You cannot or shouldn’t really love anyone more than you love yourself. Your life is your own and you must try to look after it and not let your happiness be dependent on others, otherwise, your life is always on a balancing act; forever standing on a precipice. You have one life to live and live you must.

Put yourself first before others, it is a  life prescription, because only then that you can truly give yourself fully to others.

Jennifer Lopez had just written a book about loving oneself.  Based on the interviews she was giving left right and centre about learning to love herself, she made so much sense.  Currently, she said, she is alone and she was enjoying being alone, just completely reliant on herself for her happiness.

 

Anyway below are some more quotes from those who have a way with words:

Be patient, love yourself, and miracles will happen.
Christina Caldwell
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Do your own work and know yourself.
– Plato
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Even though you don’t know who you are, you accept yourself. That is “you” in its truest sense.
– Shunryu Suzuki
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It is imperative to base your life on yourself, to take responsibility for your own happiness.
– Josei Toda
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In this life of ours, others may help us, may support us for a moment when we are fallen, may seek to awaken us to our own true nature, but realization must come from within.
– Paramananda
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It is from the bottom of your heart that you react when you see someone crying, laughing or frightened.
– Chogyam Trungpa
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Let honesty be as the breath of thy soul.
– Benjamin Franklin

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It is the self that creates life, and it is life that makes the self what it is.
– Dogen Zenji
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One can only know the best of oneself through awareness of the best of other people.
– Francois Cheng

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Our way is to go step by step, appreciating our everyday life.  Then we can see what we are doing and where we are.
– Shunryu Suzuki
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To Thine own self be true.
– William Shakespeare
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The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat One’s self.
– Philip James Bailey

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There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.
– Frederic William Farrar
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Think positively about yourself…. ask God who made you to keep on remaking you.
~Norman Vincent Peale