THE JOURNEY OF SELF-LOVE
THE JOURNEY OF SELF-LOVE: Day after day, pieces of our hearts and souls are invested in the ones we love. Their turmoil is our turmoil, their tears become our tears and their heart break becomes a means of us putting them back together. And at the end we give so much of ourselves that we are left broken.
Maybe we hold on to people because we are afraid of the consequences of letting go, we trick our minds and bully our hearts into believing that our pain is just mediocre and that theirs hold the depth of the ocean. We invest bits of ourselves into their wounds with very little consideration for the burning, obliterating and destructing of our very own souls. And we do this all in the name of love but what about love for ourselves?
The same Creator who created the vast universe, the skies and the mountains, looked at the world and thought the world needed one of you. So just imagine how very unique and special you are if the Creator of all beings thought the world needed you. You are not mediocre, if anything you are extraordinary. And while we should look out for our loved ones, once in a while we need to look out for ourselves.
Often we get so caught up with the problems of others that we don’t realize how much we are deteriorating. It starts off when we give up 10 minutes of relaxation to listen to someone complain , then we are giving up hobbies to make them feel better and before we know it we have let go of everything that made us happy for the comfort of someone else.
The best company you can have is yourself. Start out by doing things that make you happy. Go outside in the garden and relax under the trees with your favourite book. Run a bubble bath for yourself. Cook your favourite foods and hum along to your favourite songs. Give room for new hobbies that will enrich your soul. Spend that extra few minutes having a conversation with your Lord.
In a society that thrives off self-doubt, be radical. Look in the mirror and love yourself. Tell yourself you are beautiful, you are strong, you are kind and you deserve the best. Feel the positive energy flow through your being and get rid of all the negative thoughts. You will wake up feeling better each and every day and when someone asks for help, you will be there but at the same time you will know where to draw the line.
Remember, Allah loves you and so you should love yourself. You are needed and wanted in this world but to be the best possible you, you need to love yourself first. May the Almighty give us all a glimpse of how very special we are. Aameen