Love is something that is wonderful to give and receive.
But to be able to give love to and receive love from another human being, we first have to be able to give love to and receive love ourselves.
Why do we have to love ourselves before we can love another?
Because, if we don’t love ourselves, then we don’t value ourselves. If we don’t value ourselves, then our inner well of self-worth is running on empty, and the only way we can fill it, is to find someone else to love us.
If we fill our inner well of self-worth with someone else’s emotions, we start to feel afraid that the focus of our desire will stop loving us and our inner well will become dry again.
This fear leads to panic. The panic leads us to try to control the focus of our desire, so that they cannot…
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