Is Loving Ourselves Good Enough To Be Happy?
When it’s not enough to simply love yourself
Love yourself. That seems to be the tagline that can be attached to any personal development advice we can find today.
Take care of yourself. Do the things you love. Be you!
There seems to be no end to the things we are urged to do for us to go on loving ourselves.
But after all that, why are we still not happy?
Why is the world still lost, empty and anxious?
Could it be because we need more than “loving ourselves”?
Don’t get me wrong. It isn’t wrong to take care of your needs so that you can be strong enough to bless the lives of other people.
But there are times when taking care of yourself isn’t enough.
It is no longer sufficient to just love yourself.
Because you also need to be loved.
Only by loving and by being loved by another person can we find meaning and joy in our lives.
And while not everyone can have a life partner they can turn to, we can always be assured of One Person. We can be certain of God’s Love.
Sometimes what we need isn’t self-care but God’s care.
I hope you find time to talk to Him today in prayer. Let Him love you and take care of you. Let Him fill your heart with hope, peace and love.
You don’t need to be alone.
You are not alone.
God be with you and draw you closer to His love.
Jocelyn Soriano is the author of the book “To Love an Invisible God”.
Is it really possible to love a God we cannot even see? Can we really love Him as we love another Person? A Person who can listen to us and respond to us? A Person who can know us far more intimately than any human being ever can. Read more about “To Love an Invisible God — click here.
I agree wholeheartedly with your assertion that we need to be loved. Man/Woman is/are not an island. Being loved and knowing that one is loved makes life worthwhile. Most certainly God loves us but sometimes we, on the earthly plane, need to hear those words or feel a loving embrace; basic human affection. True, one must love oneself before they are capable of loving others but having said that we all ache to feel that connection. It's in out 'hard wiring' if you will.