Loving Yourself, What Does It Mean?
As a person of faith, I understand that I will stumble and fall, and I understand that I have made some lousy choices in my life. I have been lost and searching for my center, only in the last year or two found it. I realize I am not perfect, will never be perfect. However, as a child of the Most High, I realize that it is a privilege that He thought I was worthy of being created. As my parent he would want me to make good choices, decisions, would encourage me to do so, provide solid advice for doing so, which he does in Biblical truth. This also means that I need to value this very much, as well as my God given gifts, talents, apply them rightly with ethics and integrity. I need to value myself as a sacred temple in all my actions, choices etc…, It means no one has the right to harm, use or abuse me in any way, that I have no right to harm myself either. Life has thorns, no denying that, but if I remember that I am the beautiful rose loved worthy of being created, and understand that of others, though I may not agree with their worldview, actions and lifestyle because they are contrary to biblical truth, I have an obligation to somehow share this view with them, but how I do it matters. How I share with others matters. I hope I can achieve full understanding of this and grow as a person, an artist and in all things, this understanding as a core principle.