Here goes excerpt 3/7. Today's glimpse into my upcoming book is taken from the chapter titled 'the Freedom of Self-Love'. As always, comments are welcome.
~ All spiritual paths eventually lead to self-love. ~
"Sometimes when we fall in love with someone, we are really falling in love with a lost part of ourselves that becomes visible to us through another person or through our connection with that person. This is especially the case with relationships that are very karmic, intense and challenging. One of the reasons why break-ups are so painful, is that we feel as if we have lost a part of ourselves. Yet from the wider perspective, you can never lose something that is truly yours. You can only lose sight of it. So if you feel that deep longing for a soulmate, consider if this is perhaps in fact an intense longing to be present with your authentic Self.
In contemporary spiritual literature, there is much controversy about the topic of self-love. As I see it, it’s not a choice between loving yourself versus loving other people and being loved by others. It’s a choice between exploring self-love versus not exploring it on a conscious level. Your self-love is never, ever away from the love that you can give to or receive from others – if it is, we are not talking about love. If you don’t know where to start regarding self-love, know that your Soul is the manifestation of pure self-love. Your Soul loves you without any limitations, so if you feel clueless in this area, ask Soul directly to show you what self- love feels like. Here are some other suggestions to help you explore self-love in practice:
~ Self-love is freedom at the deepest level. ~