Self-love is a popular trending topic these days as our society has started to recognize the importance of caring for ourselves in the wake of achievement-dominated priorities. What exactly is self-love? Is it something that you can buy at the salon in the form of a makeover? Can you get more of it by working out or eating healthier? Will a new relationship help you to love yourself more? Although the answers to these questions may be gratifying, they will not lead you closer to self-love. The reason for this is that self-love is not an emotional or mental state; it is unaffected by ebb and flow of life.
Self-love is dynamic in that it grows throughout time as you take action to support your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual growth. These actions allow you to connect with the effervescent light of authenticity that burns brightly within, have greater compassion for yourself, accept your weaknesses as well as strengths and center your life in the values that truly drive you.