Start with Yourself
Great relationships start with people who already love themselves. Intimacy like any other aspect of a great relationship begins with the love and intimacy you have with yourself. The more you learn how to love yourself, the more you can love others–and the more love you will experience in return.
Regardless of your relationship status–single, dating, married, or divorced–intimacy can only be achieved by learning about self-love or “loving yourself first”. This is the first step to experiencing the kind of fulfillment and deep intimacy you want in your relationships.
How do you enhance you ability to love yourself? First, commit to noticing all of the terrific things about yourself, and celebrate when you do. When you focus on what you appreciate about yourself, you’ll find that others will begin to notice them too.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
It takes a practice to focus your attention on all of the positive things about yourself. It might seem like negative self-talk is the norm. When you focus on only the negative aspects of yourself, not only do you miss your own beauty, you tend to discount the love others express for you.
Start Because You’re Worth It
Few people actually take time to recognize their own wonderful qualities. The sooner that you can start to appreciate your good qualities and love and appreciate yourself for them, the sooner your relationships will become happier, more satisfying, and more intimate.
Make a conscious choice to do this and you’ll find yourself more able to fully love and receive love from others.
Remember, the shortest path to a happy life is found through conscious choice.