There’s always something about ourselves that we’d like to change.
Maybe it’s some excess fat we’d like to lose.
Perhaps we feel that we are too weak.
Or we think we’re too small.
It could be that we don’t make enough money.
We might want to be better educated.
The list of ways we might think we fall short is endless.
Sometimes, we can get wrapped up in this list.
We let our shortcomings dictate how we feel about ourselves.
We see only our apparent flaws.
The ways in which we don’t live up to our expectations.
Or perhaps even others’ expectations.
We get down ourselves.
See ourselves as less than.
So we set out to correct the issue.
We start the diet.
We hit the gym.
We train hard.
We live at the office.
We spend countless hours studying.
Thinking that, once we achieve “the thing”, we’ll be enough.
We’ll be worthy.
We’ll love ourselves.
But what kind of love would that be?
What kind of love is dependent on such factors?
Are we not worth infinitely more than this?
Do we not have more to offer?
Of course we do.
No amount of fat lost.
No amount of weight lifted.
No amount of muscle gained.
No amount of money earned.
No amount of academic success.
Will ever make you love yourself.
Self-love is unconditional.
Independent of anything but you being you.
Right now, as you are.
Go ahead and pursue such goals.
Work on yourself.
Continue to grow.
But don’t do it to love yourself.
Do it because you love yourself.
Because you love yourself without condition.
You are worthy of the best life.
You are worthy of love.
You are worthy.
You’ve got this.