When I asked a friend this question, this was her answer:
Yes, that’s the secret to getting love from others. Love yourself, first.
When you don’t feel enough love on the inside –when you don’t feel good enough, lovable enough, smart enough, ANYTHING enough– your default is to move into trying to get someone else to make you feel this way (love).
You figure, “If he/she loves me, then I’ll feel loved.” Unfortunately it doesn’t work this way.
Trying to secure love on the outside causes us to chase after people and demand their love. But this just leaves us, well, chasing. It will never get you the love you want. (Take a moment to think about it: How many times has chasing after love worked for you? My point, exactly.)
That’s because the secret to feeling loved by someone else is to love yourself. When you love yourself first, then everything else will fall into place. ***
You know, she hit the nail right on the head. Thanks Deb!
We all must love ourselves first and foremost. If we can’t/don’t love ourselves, how can we share in that love?