By Tanya Kulkarni
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I often wonder what people think when they say, “I’m waiting to fall in love” or “I think I’m finally in love”. The problem with us is that we don’t know the value of self love. Of self respect. It’s so uncommon to love yourself, that it’s a revolutionary accomplishment when you do so.
I wonder how people make their worth so under-valued as compared to anyone else they love. That’s one thought I strive to change because no one really knows the meaning of the word ‘love’. Self love is not being arrogant or egotistical. Self love is or in this case should be the most powerful feeling in this world. To love yourself is to be in awe of your mere existence. To be whole, and a world in yourself.
To know you can never ever have ‘your other half’ because you’re not a half. You’re a whole. And when you realize the importance of your own existence, and start loving yourself more, you will be ready to love someone else. That’s how the world works, because the fundamental truth to being happy requires you to be happy with yourself in the first place. You can be the most beautiful human in the world, and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you don’t see it in yourself, none of that really matters.
The truth is that happiness starts once you start loving yourself, and being who you are—being true to yourself. You are no ones art. We are all our own.