True Love! How do You as an Individual Show True Love for Yourself??

@artistry (4153)
United States
December 21, 2009 11:22am CST
How do you extend true love towards yourself? Do you think that self-indulgence shows that one loves ones self? Share with us your thoughts on how you show true love for yourself??
4 responses
@cobradene (1171)
• India
21 Dec 09
I show true love to myself by being honest with myself. If I lie to anybody, it's like lying to my own conscience. So I take care of that first. If you love yourself, you won't hurt your conscience... and you must always be careful not to indulge in any dishonest actions. By being helpful to others, and being compassionate, you will be able to love yourself more, and the more you increase this love, it extends out towards others.
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
25 Dec 09
....Hi there cobradene, How's my Timex friend :o)? What a very interesting and profound statement. You are a deep thinker in my estimation. The first thing yousay is being honest with one's self. That is the basis for honestywith others as you indicate. This will stop you from lying to others. Compassion is one of the most important characteristics a person can have. Caring about not afflicting hurt upon someone else, that's part of the essence of being a good human being. Looks as though someone did great job of rearing you, you are a kind person. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I enjoyed reading them. Happy holidays.
@cobradene (1171)
• India
25 Dec 09
Thanks... That was a great response from your side and well-appreciated... Thanks a lot. In fact, your observation was articulate and it goes by your name.. You have an observation of an artist I suppose... So are we both having something in common? Artists?
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
25 Dec 09
...Hi. hi, You are very welcome. Thanks for your compliment. Tell me more about your artistic side, or are you referring to your very excellent way of painting a vivid picture with words??
• India
21 Dec 09
i feel i show myself true love by having genuine respect for myself.trying to make myself genuinely happy. i feel if i am at peace with myself i would be capable of loving myself.
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
25 Dec 09
...Hi neo_matrix, I think you have it right, in my estimation. If we first respect ourselves, our bodies and our minds, by not filling ourselves with things which may make us sick, mentally and physically, then we start on a journey of keeping ourselves healthy and happy, as you say. Being at peace is so important, you stumble when you are not at peace and you ultimately hurt yourself. So to me, loving one's self means doing what it takes to keep one's self at peace and as healthy as we can be. Thanks for sharing, take care. Happy holidays.
• United States
21 Dec 09
There are a lot of ways one can show true love to themselves and I don't think self-indulgence is one of them. Because if one was to over eat, or over envy, or over sleep, etc. then they are either harming their health or robbing themselves of a truly happy life. I think showing true love for one self is by not abusing our bodies with things we know aren't good for us, mentally or physically. And making the right decisions. And I really think just allowing ourselves to be the true essence of who we really are. What I am trying to say is don't hold back. Don't allow self limiting thoughtst to tie us down and to realize that our dreams and goals are limitless.
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
25 Dec 09
....Hi there phoenix1344, Wow, that is a very interesting comment. You touched on things which should very well be considered important in giving ourselves the love we need by not over-indulging in anything that would be harmful to us. Then to release ourselves from the boundaries that we sometimes tend to put up, impeding our progress. If you don't write, you really should, you have thoughts that should be shared. Do you know about www.triond.com, if not check it out. Take care. Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays.
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Hi there... Self-respect is my one way of showing love for myself. I live my life to the fullest is also another way to show that I truly love myself. I never let any opportunities passed me by. I share my everyday life to my love ones and show them my love. Above all, keeping your body as the temple of the Holy Spirit... pure and clean inside and out is the greatest love for myself and for God above.
@artistry (4153)
• United States
25 Dec 09
...Hi there krystalheart, You have hit it on the head, first of all respect your self. From there you will hopefully respect others. Sharing and showing your love with family and friends helps to give us confidence and helps to have support in our efforts to live full and satisfying lives each day. Keeping your body as the temple of the Holy Spirit is, in my mind, one of the essential things we as humans should do, for He does dwell in us, and gives us life. I gree with evrything you hve said. Thank you for your response. Take care. Happy holidays and have a great New Year.