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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Falling In Love With YOU

by Cyrus Webb

Being in love is not an easy thing. I know that from first-hand experience, but that doesn't mean that it's not a great experience when it happens. Who hasn't at some point wanted someone that they could confide in and share something deep with. It's not something that comes around everyday, but when you find it there is really nothing like it.

Some people spend their lives looking for someone they can love and share their lives with, but they sometimes forget or overlook the importance of loving the one individual that should always be considered: themselves. For some reason loving yourself is something that always appears to be more difficult then loving anyone else. I guess because we are the hardest on ourselves and believe that somehow we are not worth loving.

This feeling can come from a bad relationship or just a bad experience that we had. I have found that some who have been abused or neglected in some way find it almost impossible to forgive themselves for the abuse and even more difficult to love themselves afterwards. There have been times in my own life that I have felt unworthy of love and even afraid of it. This led me to a period of depression that took me some time to overcome.

What helped me to get back on track, though, was the realization that love began with something greater than me. It began with God. He is love, and because of His love for mankind he gave up his son so that we could enjoy a better life. For individuals of faith this shows the ultimate act of selflessness and should be all the evidence we need to know that He wants us to feel for ourselves what he feels for us.

Oprah Winfrey said it this way: "Because you are here---because you made it---you are worthy." Worthy of not just a healthy relationship with others but more importantly one with yourself. Greatness created you, and because of that no matter what is done to you no one can destroy that greatness as long as you nurture it.

Maybe you have never felt worthy of the great things that are meant for you. If that is the case make today your starting point for a change. Tell yourself that you are worthy of love and that you love the person that God created you to be.

When you are able to tell yourself that and really believe it, you will be surprised at the amount of love and blessings that will begin to flow your way. All because you realize what has been the truth all along: You are worthy.

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