How does one grow from self-deception or wishful thinking to self-awareness and courage in the act of facing reality and turning it to good account? In exploring this question with me, perhaps you will find some answers that will help you climb a few rungs on the ladder to happiness.
What does that mean to love yourself? Loving yourself is building a strong inner connection with yourself. You need to learn how to be a loving parent for yourself. First you need to develop your female energy : your Inner Mother, that part of you that is always caring, loving, accepting and understanding you. You also need to develop your inner masculine energy : your Inner Father, who is there to protect you and to act for you in the outside world.