The first thing that comes to mind with the word self is us just us the person the soul the vessel thats what self is and this is a simple definition of the word self
a person’s essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action.
Though there seems to be a bit of a stigma attached with that word especially when put into the context of “self love” or “self compassion”
And as a result from that we often feel guilty about self loving or self compassion because we think its taking something away from others along with a fear of being judged for simply loving ourselves
And for that reason its considered a selfish act all because of the way we negatively perceive that definition
adjective:(of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
There is I believe both a negative and positive selfish not just one but two and its all to do with our way of thinking anf tuning out to the voices of the world and its definitions and labels.
Is driven by
- The want to grow and heal
- Compassion for yourself and others
- Value added to your life by the way in which you help others
- Giving and taking from yourself and to others
- Open mindedness
is driven by
- Lack of compassion for others and yourself
- Narrow mindedness
- Constant attitude of entitlement
- Taking without giving
So never feel guilty if you want to give yourselves a bit of love and compassion as that is what helps you give the love and compassion to the world you wish to give.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD