Words to Live By: Siddhārtha Gautama

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Siddhārtha Gautama**

Truly loving one’s self is monumentally difficult so much of the time.  Though in my previous post I included connectedness to one’s self as something I want to create, it’s more something I want to personally pursue and support in others, because I fail in it so often myself.  Time and time again, however, I come across bits like Gautama’s above that remind me: I must love myself to be able to love the world.

**thanks to Parabola Magazine, as always, for their inspirational weekly enewsletter

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