Sometimes the most difficult person to live with is yourself.
When you learn to love, forgive and take care of yourself you begin the see the world with new eyes. Suddenly everyone becomes easier to love and easier to forgive. By caring for yourself you teach others how to do it, and thus they are less and less likely to need you to help them.
I have a tapestry in my living room that says:
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama
When I meditate on this I realize how important it is to be “selfish” and to ensure my own happiness. If I truly wish to make the world a better place I have to start with myself. Once my candle is lit I will find it easy to help others light theirs, for light, energy and love can never be consumed, only multiplied. Unlike fear, shame, guilt and anger which leave you feeling empty, weak and insecure, Love, Happiness and Joy fill and fulfill you.
Make your happiness a priority this week. The world needs it.