Self-love is a noun and is defined as regard for one's own happiness and well-being. It's chiefly considered as a desirable rather than a narcissistic characteristic.
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To be brutally honest I love myself more than this post can explain. I am not embarrassed by this fact. I usually say it out loud "Main tho meri Favorite Hu" way before this dialogue was used in 'Jab we Met', a famous Bollywood movie. That line literally means I am my favorite, sounds better in Hindi language ;)
If you ask me was I always like this. No during my childhood I was introvert girl with low self esteem. For reasons which only I understand better now but for sure had got nothing to do with my skill sets but were based on my social- economic conditions and family history. Let's not go there in this post.
Maybe that changed during my teenage, while others got restless and lost their mind on trivial issues. I on the other hand, If I could say so my responsibilities grew and forced me into a matured adulthood before time. Please note I am not regretful that fate had this course for me, instead I am grateful as with more problems came more responsibilities and more Freedom :)
So somewhere in that phase of my life, Self-Love became my defense mechanism and the only way to survive the harsh societal pressures. There were few people who misunderstood this self-love for arrogance but as much as I loved myself I never looked down upon anyone, so not sure why they misinterpreted me.
Jumping a decade further in my life now when I am almost going to be 30 in less than 30 days. I feel Self-Love has become a part of my nature, thinking and attitude. If you ever hear me when I am happy I really praise myself for small and big achievements, without hurting anyone's sentiments off course. When I fail, I am miserably sad and make fun of my short comings and have the ability to smile at it after a while.
I would be lying If i say I have never doubted or questioned my self- love. There have been times like when I put on weight, when I failed at job interviews, when my face was filled with acne, acne scars and so on. But the that period has been a very, very short span of time. Maybe it lasted for few minutes or few hours depending on criticality of the situation.
But for most of the times I just love myself, to the extent my wallpaper on my cell phone is a picture of myself. I think I am not self obsessed because I don't believe- I am the best, I am the most beautiful or the most successful etc... I just strongly have faith in myself. I might not really be an extra ordinary person but I have the strength to put in efforts to make ordinary things come true. I may not be talented but I have the courage to learn and adapt new things/situations quickly. I might not be blessed with the silver spoon but I could make most of what I have. My skin might be scared but my soul isn't and definitely nothing in the world will stop me from loving myself and smile when I see my reflection in a mirror or a window pane !
I love all that I am- Just as I am ...
And you should too <3 p="">