You Deserve Your Own Love

Sadi, a 13th Century Persian poet, advised “If thou of fortune be bereft, And in thy store there be but left, Two loaves, sell one and with the dole, Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.”

Being in the presence of beauty, keeping our spirits lifted, and enjoying some recreation are all just as important as accomplishing mundane, necessary tasks. All the achievements in the material world are meaningless if your heart is empty.

To love yourself is to give your soul the nourishment it needs.

be beautiful accept yourself Thich Nhat Hanhfall in love with yourself Alan Cohenyou yourself deserve your love

Author: Gina Day

I enjoy gathering uplifting things for sharing, with hopes of brightening the day.

22 thoughts on “You Deserve Your Own Love”

    1. That’s true. Here I am referring to that principle teaching that Love is why we’re here, and Joy is our birthright. Also, the last image with the wise quote from Buddha was my primary inspiration for this title. 🙂

        1. Yes Diana, I think there is great depth to that verse. If we were hurtful to ourselves Jesus wouldn’t advise being that way to our neighbours. I feel he was pointing out that we are obviously kind to ourselves – and treat others that way too. Thanks for your comment!

  1. I often wonder if there is a place we can get to which transcends “deserving” and “not deserving” – a bit like Rumi’s field in his poem where life transcends “right” and “wrong.” Just thinking out aloud.

    1. Hi Don, I always welcome ‘thoughts out loud’ and I know what you mean. When Buddha said that ‘You.. deserve your own love..’ as much as we give to anyone else it reminds me of Jesus urging us to love our neighbour as we love ourself, to love ourself as we would love anyone we care about. My turn for just thinking out loud. Hugs, Gina

  2. “All the achievements in the material world are meaningless if your heart is empty. ” I had to post this on Twitter. I linked the tweet back to you. More people need to read the full message! 🙂

  3. The paradox: realizing that we are both known and loved frees us to know ourselves and to love human be-ing in its unfinished state.

    It’s a delightful adventure to explore your posts. Thanks.

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