You cannot believe in God, until you believe in yourself. ~ Swami Vivekananda
This was a quote I found on Google in search of a Hindi quote, whilst helping a 11 year old boy with his project for Hindi Diwas.
This quote to say the least, only reminded me of all the blessings I have received from Him.
What does it mean to love yourself?
Back in Class V, we were asked by the teacher “Do you love yourself and why?”
A whole lot of answers poured out from us students, like “Yes because I study, or help my Mama and No because my Dada says I give a lot of trouble and so on.”
But there was this one answer, given by my classmate Ian, which stayed with me “Yes I love myself, because if I don’t love myself, then I don’t love God who created me.”
It is so important to love yourself, to be good to yourself , to your body , to look after it, to be aware that in doing so , you are just being thankful to God for giving you life.
Do we wash ourselves clean at the end of the day , ridding all the negativity and filth or do we carry it forward into the next day?
Do we hide away from mistakes and sweep it under the carpet, clueless that we are living in denial? Or do you acknowledge those mistakes and short comings?
So yes I love myself, proud of where I am in life, happy that I’ve been blessed to make such mistakes and learn and have the courage to stand and smile.
And He walked with me
He talked with me
He lets me know that I am His own.