Though it may sound like an easy task. Loving oneself in the present times is much more difficult than loving others. Most people are found to have some kind of inner conflict that they are battling and, in most cases, culminates into a medical condition of the mind called depression. Teal Swan a spiritual speaker from the US shares the experience of her journey of how she came out of her depression and made the transition from self-hatred to self-love.
The ability to appreciate oneself is known as self-love.
It is a state of mind that helps one come out of things that impede the overall growth and put one’s mind to doing. Things that will help them grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Holding oneself in high regard is a by-product of self-love, it will help one focus on what makes them happy as opposed to. An everlasting endeavor to make others happy.
One thing that needs to be clearly understood is that it is not possible to make everyone happy. However, if it is possible to make only one person happy let that person be oneself. Teal Swan lays emphasis on the importance and the ways to self-love in her book ‘How to love yourself. Her other book ‘Shadows before dawn’ is the way she asks one to look at life even when everything might seem to be dark and hopeless.
Being a victim of abuse in her childhood,
Helped Ms. Swan emerge as a psychologically stronger person over the years. She narrates her horrid experiences in the book to show how difficult situations can get in one’s life. But she motivates her readers by also narrating to them how she came out of that stupor of depression. Of feeling unloved and unwanted.
Her fight against her own self to find happiness is. What has driven her to encourage others and talk about how empowering it is when one is able to see the light at the end of the dark tunnel. Her aim is to encourage more and more people who are suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies. Teal Swan thus takes the onus of educating the masses on self-love through her speeches, her videos on YouTube, and most certainly through her books, upon herself.
The meaning of self-love can be different
For different individuals, what is important is to be able to understand that and implement it as soon as possible. Taking good care of one’s own health and making sure that they find happiness in what they do and not do it just because it is required of them. Is one way of interpreting self-love.
Whichever the way might be. The ultimate result should always be that the individual is happy at the end of the day. Making others is happy is easier because knowing what makes them happy is easier. But when it comes to making oneself happy. It always becomes challenging because then finding out what makes one happy comes upon the individual themselves.