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Is it ok to love myself?
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By: Stacey T Pollock Email Article
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Love comes from within, the very core of who we are, from what we want and what we desire.

We all have questioned at one time or another in our lives the real meaning of love and what it represents in the world around us. We look towards others to try and find answers that define truth of love through giving and taking, sacrifice and all the things people consider love to entail. There are even times when we think we are considering another in love which instead leads to displaying the opposite to what the person is wanting, only making evident the real fact that we do not truly know love and what it really means to understand it at the core of what it is.

We dream up scenarios of love making with people we want to get close to, we define that it is the feeling that makes us want to bust inside of our chest with laughter and happiness. Love then could be defined on all the moments that we feel happy and satisfied in our lives with the people we have around us and the things that we are doing. Love then is defined on moments of ‘self’ happiness, and this is the truth of the real core of what love is, starting within ourselves.

Love is defined on the inside of each individual in a separate way. It can hold to many forms of understanding that the person personally wishes and desires towards. It could be the small kisses that a person gives and the feeling one gets in knowing that that person has only eyes for them alone. It could be the knowing that a person is helping another and the satisfaction they receive within themselves for what they have done. They might see this as love, the level of compassion that is derived on giving and not wanting.

The thing that is never ventured into much is the real core of love, where it comes and how it truly develops. When we seek love outside of ourselves we try to understand it on the terms of other people and what they seek themselves to satisfy their own needs and desires. Where true love presides is deep in the core of our own very nature. When we seek to define ourselves outside of these parameters all sorts of issues can arise such as, jealousy, discontent and resentment, defined on our expectation that we have on others and what they should be giving to us in return. The question always then comes to a balancing point, asking where does true love come from, and whether it is ok to love ourselves. To love ones self then would be seen as inconsiderate and unjustifiable, only leading to wondering whether this is why a person is not loved by others because of their own selfishness.

Someone in our society defined on such logic as loving themselves is seen as egotistic and unrealistic, only ever focusing on the foundation of what they can themselves get in life and singularly achieve. What if this egotism and self satisfaction were to be seen in a totally different way and was instead defined on the truth of love rather than on a justification of love seen from righteousness. Showing that it is ok to love ones self for the very nature of what they want, giving true value to who they are and what they have to offer as a whole.

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Stacey T Pollock is an author who writes about the mind and her personal perception of life and the physical world. She has written books to do with creation theory and the mind and matter, coming from the standpoint of a person who studies all viewpoints of life around her. Creation Theory Revised

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