Om shanti. What does it mean to love yourself? It’s not really about
the feeling of love, but about recognition of what is valuable to the
self. When you recognize the value of something, you bring it into your
life and it benefits you. Those who have tasted the sweetness of
maintaining pure and positive thoughts for the self do not get involved
in lesser matters. Pure and positive thoughts create good vibrations
and a good atmosphere. To realize the self, to stay in good vibrations
and to draw a pure current from God– this is a feeling of friendship for
the self. This is what it means to love yourself.
When we love ourselves and bring benefit to ourselves, then
automatically we will want to bring benefit to others. We will not see
anyone’s weaknesses or defects. We will make our thoughts subtle and
positive, so that they are beneficial for everyone.