This quote from the Buddha speaks volumes about how we should live our lives. To truly love ourselves is to recognize that, deep down, all of us are interconnected and have an intrinsic value beyond what we can easily see on the surface. Loving ourselves means that we can never bring harm or hurt upon another, no matter what differences exist between us. It’s a reminder to practice compassion and understanding when interacting with others, even if they may not be easy to get along with. When we respect and honor our own self-worth and worthiness in the world, it becomes easier to extend those same feelings toward others.
Ultimately, true love for ourselves is a way of living in harmony with one another – something that will benefit everyone around us.