Jennifer Westrom said “You are here to learn to love yourself, and others. Every spiritual tradition ultimately teaches this Truth.”
As I started to think about this, I realize this is true and I have a lot of work to do!
Do I love myself?
Not nearly enough, I think!
Time to learn to love
What is love?
Am I kind to Ruth?
Am I caring of Ruth?
Do I show Ruth sympathy, compassion, or forgiveness?
Am I friendly to Ruth?
Or do I call Ruth names and constantly put her down? Do I always judge her? Do I let her rest? How about feeding? Do I feed her right? Do I encourage her to try again? Or do I chastise her for not doing right?
Ah …. we return to the question at the top.
Try substituting your name — do you love you?
If you do, please share in the comments.