Looking at the world today, one will be right to say that there isn’t enough love for self and others. This reasoning is valid because figures don’t lie, there are facts everywhere that point to this truth. Funny enough, I dare to say that most people don’t even know what self love is, talk more of love for others. This could be down to upbringing, growing in an unloving, critical, and judging family or surrounding yourself with people who are always bitter and resentful.
In this article, I will write a bit about self love and how we can apply some of these principles to our lives and extend same to others to make our communities better. The sad truth is that we cannot give what we don’t possess and this means that until we love ourselves unconditionally, we cannot love others.
Curious about the effects of lack of love in today’s world, I went to google trends and I typed “How to kill myself” the results were shocking. The figures are for a period of 12 months from March 5th 2017 to February 4th 2018 and these stats just tell us that our world is broken, take a look at the visualization I did using Tableau software below.
The question is, why would someone want to deliberately kill themselves? Your guess is as good as mine. There is no love in this world and because we are constantly looking outwardly for love and happiness, we are often disappointed, and the result of course is depression, sadness, impure thoughts and we ultimately choose the easier path to end it all.
I have outlined four things we need to be aware of in order to have a loving world, stay tuned for part 2 in a couple of days!