Updated: Jun 22, 2021
“..And if I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?” ― Anonymous
We, humans are delicate creatures; we’re born with a terrible need for love and an enormous desire to give it. But most times we end up forgetting that the love that we truly need does not come from the others. It comes from within.
How many times have you said ‘I love you’ to other people? How many times have you said it to yourself?
Unfortunately, self-love is not something we’re born with nor it is something that we’re taught in schools. So we spend our lives in pursuit of a far fledged idea of happiness, not knowing that it’s inside of us, just waiting for us to tap into it.
“The only love that holds the power to reignite your soul is the love you give to yourself”
Now, just like mama says, “it’s story time!”…
A girl sat beside a river and a row of sunflowers lay in front of her. Their faces were turned to the other side and she ached for their love. “Why are they not looking at me? What did I do wrong?” she wondered as she desperately spread out her palms to carry water to them. After an eternity of effort gone in vain, she gave up.
Disheartened and tired she gulped down some water to soothe herself. Then suddenly a crack opened in her. The sunflowers slowly started turning towards her. She looked within and like the rays of the sun; a golden light gleamed from her chest.
That’s when she realized, it was her who needed the water and not them. It was her who needed love and that only she could give it to herself.
And now even if the sunflowers choose to look away, her light will not go out because it’s not something borrowed, it came from within. That’s what self-love is.