Self loveAlso Self-love, denotes the all-embracing acceptance of oneself in the form of an unqualified one Love to itself. The term is synonymous, but not complete synonym, with terms like Self acceptance, Self esteem, self care, and self confidence Self worth.https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selbstliebe
Yes, self-love is on everyone's lips, but every time I hear it, it makes me wonder. Wikipedia expresses exactly what the shoe probably pinches me. Because “unrestricted love” is so blind and uncritical that I really don't want to put on the shoe at all. Just because it's up to me or inside of me doesn't automatically mean that it should or must stay that way.
Do I really have to love myself? Isn't it enough just to accept me and keep a door open for improvement? How about peace, an armistice, and inner peace as the big goal?
Self-love for the soul -
Fascination for the body
I accept my body, but I love my soul, my character. Well, I don't like some quirks, but then I address these weaknesses and try to improve myself. Knowing and registering them is the right first step.
I don't have to pinch my bacon rolls full of euphoria and hit my ass to live in harmony with myself. I don't want to talk about my excess weight simply because it increases the risk of illness every day.
That doesn't mean that I just accept my or other bodies. I like to see them, admire them for their strength, let them work on me and discover the stories the scars and shapes tell. The diversity is something wonderful and it has to be admired at all times and always accepted.
Acceptance isn't as piled high as the word "love". For me, acceptance means that I come to terms with the current state as such and can build on it. It is the balance that we should find, not the euphoria, because that needs significantly more energy to be fed and kept upright.
Harmony means rest, relaxation for your mind. Not worrying all the time about whether the others could see that I'm ten pounds more than last year. They don't care, so should I? Not to be more overweight again, but the external impact. For myself I would like to reach a normal weight at some point, that has always been my great wish. I know one day I will achieve this goal and it will be worth it.
Until then, I treat my body with respect, my soul like a treasure and save my euphoria for the people out there who trigger exactly that in me when they tell me:
“You are wonderful just the way you are. Because you are."
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