One of the best gifts you can give the world is an example of how to love you and what forgiveness means to you. The best way I know to do this is to demonstrate to them by the way you do it to yourself. Many of us have searched or are still searching for people to love us. We seek others to forgive us where we have erred.
Most people, whether they recognize it or not are looking for one thing – love. We are in a search of who or what to love and who or what to love us back. Are we going to recognize what we seek if it stands in our presence?
It is also in our human nature to tend to accept only what we can recognize. If I come to you and tell you I love you, it probably won’t mean much to you. But if you see how much I love myself, it might move you to want me to extend that love to you.
Love and forgiveness extended to yourself is a demonstration that you have accepted yourself. The reason self-acceptance is important is that you cannot make a meaningful improvement on yourself if you haven’t first accepted who you are.
Excerpt from The caged Giant (page 22-23). Get it @ manuelconnections.com/books