“In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.” -Aung San Suu Kyi
It is interesting how our own insecurity and our own pain often expresses itself in our lives. When we hurt, we often unintentionally hurt others. When we are in pain, we tend to be a source of pain for others also. But when we are loving and joyful, we tend to shore up more of this where ever we go as well. Just as Suu Kyi alludes, when we know our own value then we are more likely to treat others with this same kind of understanding as well. We are always offering something to our experiences and it will always match how we feel in that moment. This is because we see our world tainted by our own biased perspectives. It is often said in some form or another that if you have no feelings of love inside of you, then in that moment you do not have the capacity to give love to others. You simply can’t offer what you don’t have in that moment. Realizing our own value by reminding ourselves with loving speech and a loving perspective about ourselves is vital to feeling our own wellbeing. If we are in the throngs of aggravation or frustration it will be impossible to feel any loving interaction even if our loving friends and partners are desperately trying to offer it to us. We can only see and feel what is energetically close to where we are now. Valuing others that we know and don’t know has more to do with truly appreciating and valuing ourselves first. I am love. I am joy. I am so very good.