“Your worth is determined by you, not the judgmental measuring cups of a fickle world.” ~ Katie St. Claire
Self-love and Self-care have both become quite popular in the circles of Self- Help. Not to be neglected, two words that are often used interchangeable to describe how we feel about ourselves, are Self-worth and Self-value, they reflect how we look at our worth and how much we value ourselves. To have Self-worth means to value one’s self. Self-value is a behavioural response to how worthy you think you are. There’s not a huge difference between their meaning and they can both be used to generalize the concept of how we see our selves and how we project ourselves to others. People who often know a person’s worth tend to use it to their advantage, by exploiting that person’s abilities. I’m not saying it doesn’t exists but rarely would you will find someone, whether it’s an employer, a partner or family who will value your self-worth and honor you for that. If you do find people who hold you to the highest esteem, cherish them.
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.