In this world, everyone will have an opinion about everything. The only way their opinions will matter is when you start believing them. Believing is a strong action that requires consistency and faith within you.
When you love yourself unconditionally, you can decipher what is your truth and what are opinions of others. Self-love allows you to be confident in whom you are. Hateful words or actions will not break you because you are comfortable with you.
I didn’t realize this until later in my life. In 2008 after a horrible breakup, I had an epiphany. I noticed I was attracting the same personality in different people, and I was the common denominator in these toxic relationships. I decided to seek professional counseling. I found a cognitive behavioral therapist who provided techniques to change my mindset. She assisted me on my journey to find my self-worth and love me for who I am. She allowed me to recognize what my patterns were and what messages I was telling myself when I said negative things about myself. I started dating myself, believing in myself and enjoying myself. During this time, I loved myself unconditionally for the first time.
Ask yourself today,
Do I believe in ME?
If you do, you are on the right path to loving yourself unconditionally. If no one told you today that they love you, look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself with confidence, “I LOVE YOU!”
Merissa Hanley is on a mission to spread love and peace to the world with her own self-discovery. Through this blog, Merissa shares her trials, tribulations, and resources which led Merissa back to herself.