What is the concept of self-love? And how can you apply it?
From Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story
At the suggestion of my counselor, to increase my self-confidence, I peeked into the mirror each morning and repeated: I can, I can, I can. Once, I would have considered this a corny gimmick, but now I viewed it as a tool to get myself together. Prior to using this believing mirror technique, I would only glance in the mirror, afraid to face the image of shame, guilt, anger, and regret that reflected back. My counselor, Karen, said, “You don’t see yourself as others see you.”
I said, “Self-love? Isn’t that conceited?”
Karen said, “Conceit is a result of the ego, and a selfish point of view. However, self-esteem and self-love originate in the soul, which is the essence of love.”