Our friend, who used to run a Kid’s Camp for many years, used to tell his camp counselors that sometimes the hardest people to love are the ones who need your love the most. These are the people who seem to grate you the most. They get on your nerves. They never seem to do things that make you like them. They just seem to “push your buttons”, and not the good ones! Well, these are the people he was talking about.
But this morning, I was made aware that sometimes the hardest person to love is actually you.
We try to love ourselves – we may buy ourselves something cool or we may spend hours trying to make ourselves look good in front of others. We may even mentally tell ourselves that “I love me. I love me. I love me.” But it rarely works. You can’t “believe” yourself into loving yourself.
It’s only when you begin the process of realigning yourself with creation around you, with the universe and yes, with your divine. Dr. Steven Covey in his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People calls it a “paradigm shift”.
So, tell yourself that you love yourself by beginning or continuing this journey of realignment.