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Self-care is never a selfish act

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“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”

– Parker Palmer

“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.”

– Harry Palmer

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”

– Brigham Young

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”

– William James

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”

– Robert Morley

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”

– Tina Fey

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.”

– Alan Watts

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”

– Brené Brown

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”

– Shannon L. Alder

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

– Dale Carnegie

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.”

– Rob Liano

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.”

– Sandra Bierig

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.”

– Henry James

“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”

– Denis Waitley

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”

– Andrew Matthews

“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.”

– Elizabeth Gaskell

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”

– Stacey Charter

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

– Howard Washington Thurman

 

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