How Deep Is Your Love? – The Bee Gees

It’s two-thousand and something and my wife, Kathie, is watching Rue Paul’s Drag Race. I did not expect to gain words of wisdom from the show, but I did.

Rue ends the show with “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?”

There are a plethora of self-help books, podcasts, videos and seminars that will cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars to attend. Much of what they teach comes down to that simple phrase.

“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?”

I have been thinking about quote quite a bit lately.

It seems that when I succumb to my lesser-self, that self says the status quo is fine, the lesser-self says “it’s ok to skip the gym today or eat like crap.” That lesser-self that abuses the relationship I have between my mind and my body, my relationships, and my business.

This un-loving self then affects those around me. When I get home from work I sit down have dinner, fall asleep in front of the TV and utter curt yes or no answers to Kathie.

This un-loving self spends most of the time feeling sorry for myself. “If I was younger. If I was richer. If I weighed forty pounds less.” It is a selfish and weak mindset.

This un-loving self spends time in recluse, not relating with friends and relatives. Wanting to shut out the world and stay in the dark safe place where there is no conflict there is only the dull roar of silence that will suffocate the better or heroic self.
As I continue with my 1% Journey, I start the day with gratitude for the people in my life both near and far and with a good portion of love for myself in starting a new day with the commitment to show up just a little bit better than yesterday.

So…How deep is your love?
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