I was chatting with a friend the other day and they mentioned how hard they find it to love themselves. Later the same day this song came on the radio as I was driving home from my office, the words seemed very pertinent to the conversation I’d had earlier that day. I thought I’d share them with you.
“Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me
I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all”
The song is probably most famously performed by Whitney Houston and was written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed.
It talks about finding out that loving yourself gives you a sense of pride and achievement and the strength to face life’s challenges. It means that you don’t necessarily need others to love and validate you as you love yourself and are worthy just by being you. Why not look inside yourself and see how wonderful you are, learn to use your personality to achieve the best you can, which is good enough and all we need.
If you are struggling with liking yourself, would like support with mental health issues or you’d like video, telephone or face to face counselling in the Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme or Staffordshire area please do contact Wright Minds at email@example.com or on 07598810304