“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” ~Pablo Neruda
Love is the most powerful force in the universe. True love sits safely tucked away in the place Pablo Neruda describes in one of his poems, as stated above. There is where it begins: inside yourself. You possess the most powerful force in the universe, use it wisely. Start with yourself. The way this power works is simple, it doesn’t work on others until you start on you. Remember, understanding one’s self is the most empowering form of knowledge. It will allow you to unlock the power within: love for yourself. You are an amazing person, and the more you get to know yourself the more you’ll love.
Go through some photos of yourself spanning from as far back in the past as you can, up to the present. Think about what was going on in your life during the times in each of the photos, and remember what you were like as a person then and now. Were you a good friend to someone? What kind of good habits did you have? Get to know yourself again, and remember just how lovable you really are!