Fierce Love: Fortifying Ourselves against Authoritarianism and Domination

I always look forward to Shelly’s magical posts and whimsical artwork! Today, Shelly shares the importance of Self-Love.  Self-Love is a superpower!

As Always, thank you for sharing your gifts, Shelly!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…
Roda

Love is Stronger

I am increasingly convinced that self-love rightly understood can protect us from authoritarianism and domination.

Feeling Nervous About Self-Love

Most of us grow up feeling nervous about self-love, and this is understandable. We learn growing up that selfishness is wrong (and certainly this is true), and that we should think of others instead of ourselves (which is partially right and partially wrong). As a result, many of us feel deeply uncomfortable about the idea of loving ourselves.

Perhaps we are worried that if we love ourselves, we will become self-absorbed, egocentric, and narcissistic. It is no wonder we worry about this. Almost all of the bad and horrible things in the world come from these character problems.

All of us have the potential to be selfish. Being selfish is pretty easy after all. All we have to do is always think solely about our own desires, needs, wishes…

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