I typically talk about therapy only and how the concepts of Less Than and Better Than affect our lives. And that is still true, and that’s what I’m going to talk about today.
But today I’m adding a different focal point because the other day, I heard an old song on the radio: Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love of All. Google the lyrics—except while using this new lens. Really listen to it and simmer in it.
The chorus goes, “I found the greatest love of all inside of me.” But then she also says, “The greatest love of all is easy to achieve.”
And I just wanted to validate to anyone reading/listening that this work is, in fact, not easy at all. Is it simple? Yes. Is it easy? Absolutely not.
Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all. But I believe she’s saying it’s easy to do because it’s one thing you can do that will change your life and change your perspective on everything. It will change every relationship you’re in. And it doesn’t rely on anybody else. And that’s the magic of it.
I have within me the ability to change my relationship with everybody. Because it’s based on how I look at myself, how I treat myself, and who that person is who shows up to everyone else.
Learning to love myself doesn’t rely on anybody else; I get to do this just for me. To stop seeing myself as Less Than anybody or as Better Than anybody. We have to breathe ourselves up from Less Than or down from Better Than into Same As. Our healthy center of equality. We are not better than others or less than others.
- I have worth because I was born.
- I stand equal to all; eye to eye and toe to toe.
- Nothing I say or do adds to my worth nor detracts from my worth.
And that takes work to believe. But it’s worth doing—just for you.
Need some help getting started on changing your lens and finding “the greatest love of all”? Contact me and let’s work together!