Some things may be equally essential, but nothing is more important than a healthy sense of self-esteem, and loving yourself.
Why is that so? You may ask!
In my experience, three of the most important reasons are:
Life becomes simpler and lighter.
When you love yourself more, then things simply become lighter and easier.
You won’t overthink and make as many mountains out of molehills as you used to. Or beat yourself up or drag yourself down over mistakes or temporary setbacks.
You’ll have more inner stability and self-sabotage less.
When your opinion of yourself goes up, then you’ll stop trying to get so much validation and attention from other people.
You become less needy and find inner stability and strength even when your world might be negative or uncertain at times.
The increasing self-esteem and self-love also, makes you feel more deserving of good things in life and, so you’ll self-sabotage less and go after what you deep down want with more motivation and focus than ever before.
You’ll be happier.
The main reason why I value my self-esteem so highly, why I like to talk about it and also now making these videos on these topics, is simply because it has made my own life so much happier and more fun.
Like Harry Palmer says, when you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.
So, dear friend, always remember that no matter what happens, you will always love yourself more than ever before and never let anyone make you feel bad about who you are.