It seems that recently the idea of 'self' as in 'self-love', 'self-made', 'self-care' etc. has been gaining more and more importance especially in the Western culture.
While the self can be perceived as both an internal and external entity connected to the outside world, one should be aware of the fact that the we learn to love ourselves only by being loved by others and vice versa.
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Whenever you think about self-love, try picturing yourself making a mistake. Forgiving your own mistakes instead of overreacting to them is what self-love looks like.
Sell-love is deeply connected to our relationship to the ones around us, as we are definitely shaped by our experiences. On the other hand, we have what we call self-sufficiency and self-reliance, terms that define the relationship one has with himself or herself, without involving anybody else.
"Self-love is less about the ability to withstand loneliness or establish independence and more about awareness and acceptance of our incompleteness. It’s about letting others love us even when we feel unlovable because their version of us is often kinder than our own. "
Individuals show a tendency to speak more than to listen. Therefore, the art of listening seems to be in some sort of delay when compared to the one of speaking. However, both of them are essential in order to ensure a healthy communication.
Nowadays, everybody is concerned so much about work that they often forget there is more to life than this. Therefore, people have started trying to establish meaningful connections at work, as this is where they spend both most of their energy and time.
Most of us live dual lives, filled with ambivalence. On the one hand, we have a person who we really are and on the other hand, a person who we would like to be. We use promises and resolutions to try and bridge the gap.
Promise carries some accountability, and a resolution is simply a desire. Both of these point towards the person we would like to become, the optimized, ideal person that we can only imagine.
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