Self Love should not be confused with Selfishness.
Self love is certainly about giving honor to your own needs but that should not come at the cost of disregarding others.
I have noticed that we live in a selfish world. I have been selfish in the past and I admit I still have my moments. It is a process that can take more time for some and less for others. Setting an intention to be less selfish and do things out without selfish motives is a great start!
- Self-love is comforting and honest versus selfishness is manipulating and tries to cover itself with excuses.
2.Self-love is balanced, even tempered, and understanding versus selfishness is out of control. Furthermore, a selfish person is constantly plotting and scheming to have things their way.
3. Self-love is compassionate it embodies the desire to be a service to others through being the best you that you can be versus selfishness does not care about others and will neglect the needs of others without a second thought.
4. Self-love is not vain, vanity is often times a sign of insecurity versus selfishness is conceited. So, a selfish person will lift him or herself up by putting others down.
5. Self-love is unconditional. Therefore, when you apply self-love to your life you do not add stipulations. For example, you would not say “I will love my body more once I lose some weight.” No, you love your body now and because you love your body you want the best for it. So, the best could be losing some weight making yourself healthier, stronger, or more fit versus selfishness. A selfish person is constantly expecting from others rather than giving freely. Receiving from others is the main object in the moves they make.
Self love is certainly about giving honor to your own needs but that should not come at the cost of disregarding others. #selflove
How do you differentiate self-love from selfishness?