Learning Forward Podcast

Self Love – Be You- Swabhi Parmar

As humans, we are keen on wanting more. We think that if we buy that house or if we earn
more money, we will be the happiest. We shall ask for nothing more. Believe me when I say that I have said it to myself every time I wasn’t content with what I had. We think all our worries would go away if only we could achieve that target. But we fail to realize that the moment we achieve that goal we will come up with a new goal. We will convince ourselves that this will make us happier. 

This is a vicious and never-ending circle. Let me tell you what self-love is. First, it’s about being content. It’s about telling ourselves that we have more than enough to go on. Life is all about ups and downs and we should embrace it equally. We have to know how to keep it together anyway. Self-love is when we are keener on making better decisions and nurture our well-being despite what is going on around us. Loving one’s self does not mean developing a shell and blocking out the world. It doesn’t mean having an ego so big that no one else can fit into a room with you. It doesn’t mean forgoing relationships because you only enjoy being with yourself. 

And, while it may be tempting for many, it doesn’t mean you should only have pets for the rest of your life. It does mean becoming comfortable with who you are. It means recognizing that someone else who didn’t learn unconditional love has a hard time giving it. It means recognizing that most human beings hurt, and they pass this hurt along to other people. Understanding this can help you turn yours from waiting and wanting someone to make you whole, to realize you have that ability inside of you. Self-love is a very important aspect of one’s life. It is very much important to love yourself but Yes don’t be obsessed with yourself. Self-love leads you to self-motivation. You can realize it in the cycle of life that whatever we go through in the end it is us who have to deal with that pain or sorrow. We should always be content and love our self in the best possible manner.

Swabhi Parmar.
The Fabindia School

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