With so much negativity and despair, it is not surprising why society today encourages people not to love themselves. We hear it all the time. People say ‘oh he/she loves herself’. May I pause you there for a second, who said it was a crime to love thyself?
So what if that person loves themselves, shouldn’t you? There is freedom when we love and accept ourselves because it enables us to love and accept other people.
If you look at statistics, you will find that those with low self-esteem struggle to accept and love people. You will also find that bullies are those with low self-esteem. What does that say about the society we live in now? Many of us struggle with insecurity and with feelings of low self-worth. Acceptance is the key to freedom. We need to learn to embrace all that we are because there is no one else like us.
The truth is the way we see ourselves affects the way we treat people. If you think you’re not worth it, you will treat people like they are not worth it because that is what you know. That’s the spirit you are projecting on to other people – a spirit of worthlessness, and that spirit can spread like a virus. Before you know, you will see a generation filled with hopelessness. The only way to break this stronghold is by letting hope arise in our hearts and in our minds.
Confidence is such a beautiful trait to have. It opens doors; it enables us to make and maintain connections. When people see someone who really believes in themselves, they are immediately drawn to them.
A quote to reflect on: ‘‘A Lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of sheep’’
How you see yourself and what you think about yourself is what really matters!
Let hope arise in our generation and in the next generation to come.
It starts with you and I to be that light for others.
We want to be a generation that sees hope,
A generation that breathes hope,
A generation that inspires hope.
Let Hope Arise…
By Adwoa Asiedu (@AdwoaAsiedu777)