How many of us like ourselves and if we don’t like ourselves, how then can we be honest with ourselves? Unless we learn to like ourselves, like the skin we’re in, we will never be honest with ourselves. The more we like ourselves the more honest with ourselves we will be, the more open and honest with others we will be. That’s how it usually works.
We need to go back to basics, back to the beginning where it all started, how we got to this place; through our childhood, what makes us tick, what makes us, us because those are the things that become the basis upon which foundations are built. Without strong foundations in place, lives will struggle to exist or at least exist well. Personalities must be built on the same strong foundations.
We believe in the principles of honesty and yet so few of us are willing to be strictly honest about our lives, or with ourselves. In our lives, we simply exist. Perhaps then we must think about ourselves more, what we would like to achieve and whether what we’re doing is exactly what we want.
We must be open and fair we must be kind and gentle with ourselves. We must look within ourselves first, at the aspects of our lives we must improve, parts of our lives we’re not happy with and parts of our lives that could do with change. At the same time, we should look at our aspirations, our goals, our career, the people we’re in contact with, everything that we need to improve on and change.
The irony is that the more we come to like ourselves, the more we’ll be able to work towards setting ourselves up for a good life.