It’s all about self love.
If you’re like most men and women, you’d probably be thrilled to uncover the secret recipe for how to love yourself more every day.
We all want to feel happier with our authentic selves, but knowing how to provide yourself with self love can be easier said than done.
Luckily, there are plenty of positive, inspirational quotes out there that you can keep on your bathroom mirror or vision board and read whenever you’re in need of a motivational boost.
The truth is that no one will to take care of you unless you do so first. You simply must lead the way!
After all, the key to finding true love is loving yourself first.
Of course, when you’ve had a string of bad luck with dating and relationships in the past, it’s easy to get discouraged.
But it’s not love that needs love, it’s that the darkness that needs your love. Give the darkest parts of yourself more love and work on taking care of yourself through self-nurturing practices when you’re down. Don’t run from the dark, but instead, surround it in your love.
It’s critically important to learn how to take care of yourself emotionally — especially in this all too often harsh world, before you have have a healthy and happy relationship.
It’s a paradox. We need each other, and yet, you are all you’ve got. So love yourself first!
If there is a woman who has shown the world the power of self-love, it’s Oprah Winfrey.
She has shown that you don’t have to be blonde, beautiful, male or come from money in order to be magnificently successful. She’s cultivated a tremendous amount of self-love on her journey to success, and she’s generously taught others to do so as well along the way.
Oprah is an amazing woman who demonstrates the power of authenticity and self-love. She has to have been angelically guided every step of the way, as she has made such a tremendous impact on so many people, especially on women of the world.
Oprah is just one of many who have shared their motivational words with the rest of us. Sometimes, when you feel stuck and down and find yourself struggling with the concept of loving yourself, re-reading the thoughts shared by others is just what you need to perk you back up.
To help you do just that, here are 12 of the best, most inspirational and positive quotes about how to love yourself to hang on your mirror or vision board.
1. The only person in charge of loving you is you.
“True love is an inside job.” — Unknown
2. Fill yourself with love.
“Self-love is not selfish … it is self-full.” — Unknown
3. Would you love you?
“Be the beloved you have always wanted to have.” — Unknown
4. Self-love takes practice.
“You can’t truly love another without first loving you.” — Unknown
5. You are deserving of love.
“No matter what age, shape, or size, you are always lovable.” — Unknown
6. You are your best lover.
“The love of your life is waiting for you … inside your heart.” — Unknown
7. Look at the person in the mirror.
“The one you need to love most is the person in the mirror.” — Unknown
8. Outside love will not always fulfill you.
“Seeking love outside you can leave you feeling empty inside.” — Unknown
9. Self-love is worth it.
“Getting to know, love, and appreciate yourself is a worthy cause.” — Unknown
10. You are not broken.
“Remember … you are perfect whole and complete, just the way you are.” — Unknown
11. Relationships start with loving yourself.
“Self-love is the foundation for an amazing relationship with another.” — Unknown
12. Self-love is brave.
“You must be fearless enough to give yourself the love you did not receive.” — Oprah Winfrey
When you’re feeling down, be gentle with yourself, and remember that self-love is an inside job.
Nobody can give you the love you are looking for. And many of us, especially those with difficult childhoods, need to commit to a life of self-love cultivation.
Now is the time for us as women to claim our divine feminine energy.
As you awaken, honor, and love your feminine side, you will automatically open yourself up to finding true love and make a positive impact in the world.
And the world needs that.
Anna-Thea is an author and Divine Feminine Educator. If you would like to find out more about Anna-Thea’s teachings, visit her website or check out her online courses.
This article was originally published at annathea.org. Reprinted with permission from the author.