What love is…
Our self-talk. Love starts from our self-talk. Love is an essence of respect and inspiration toward yourself first. It is about the way you think and feel about yourself. It is about letting go from the hurt, from the failures from the mistakes; because you must feel good about yourself first.
How do you treat yourself…?? Do you tell yourself that you will do better?? Do you inspire yourself?? Do you allow yourself to leave the past hurt, humiliations, anger you carry?? Do you seek the simple, everyday things in your life to keep you motivated?? I ask myself all this in order to shift my attention to myself and to how I feel. If I have a rough or difficult day, I need to focus on myself and feel better/motivate myself.
The beauty of the heart/The beauty of true love
Once you are filled with this love for yourself, your heart then swells; and you feel inspired, strong, ready to love others. And this leads you to great, successful relationships in your life. Love is only true when it comes from a place of self-respect and abundant joy in you. This means that in order to truly love another, without neediness, without anxiety, you must be filled with this love yourself first. Not easy sometimes, but worth it %100.
Seek the beauty of the heart
And when you seek beauty in yourself and in others then, seek the essence of this love. Empathy, respect, joy in yourself and in others. All these traits speak about love. Whoever has these traits can give love, care, kindness, trust, loyalty. And when it comes to real relationships, we all desire to feel these; because these are pure and they speak of honor and truth. It is my true wish then that you find these in yourself first; thus it becomes easier to find it later in others.