BY SOFO ARCHON
“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built up against it.” ~Rumi
From a very young age, most of us have been taught to love others. “Love your parents, love your siblings, love your relatives,” everybody said to us. Nobody, however, ever told us to love ourselves.
But how can you love another, if you don’t love yourself first? In order to share love, you first need to have love, just like in order to share money, you first need to have money.
To love others when you don’t love yourself, is exactly like giving others money when you don’t have any — an impossibility. And many are the beggars dressed up as kings, pretending to love others, when love is lacking in their hearts.
Only once we learn to love ourselves to the point that we are overflown with love, will our love naturally spread and reach out to the world, embracing others and positively affecting them.
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