Learning to love ourselves starts with a conscious decision – an intention – to be loving.

Next, we can choose to let go of all of our learned responses and excuses.  If we did not have people around us who were self-loving when we were young, it was probably challenging for us to learn how to love ourselves.  Maybe it still is – but we can now set the intention and move on.

We can come to understand that the people who taught us how to ignore ourselves are human, just like us.  And we can let that go.  We can set the intention to be loving – not only to others, but to ourselves.

When we set the intention to be loving, we can teach others to do the same.  And that can make the whole world a brighter place.