The whole point of self-love is not to build one's ego, rather, to make one aware of the beauty he or she holds within, and to understand the infinite love that flows from one's heart, to be the source of joy and inspiration. This is the simple thing that many of us fail to recognize when we feel emptiness or trust issues even in the presence of loving and caring souls, and wonder why we find it difficult to reciprocate the love. It all starts from within. No one else should be held accountable for our insecurities, and shadows. It all starts with being aware that we are co-creators, catalysts of the energy we divide. We cannot give anything away if we are not aware that we have it.
(Art by Felix Mas)