i am mine – before i am ever anyone else’s.

I am mine.
before i am ever anyone else’s

The title above is something that has been on my mind for a while now, but it wasn’t until these past couple of months that it has truly registered to me.

I am on a new journey. My current journey consists of  learning about myself and what I want and what I need, accepting that person and loving that person. This is not a journey in which I need or want companionship. It’s about me and only me.

We each have to become whole people before asking someone else to join our journey. What could I possible give to someone else that I haven’t been willing to give myself? Not honesty, not care, not understanding, not forgiveness and more importantly, real genuine love. Now I’m not saying that I don’t love myself. I do. What I’m saying is that if I’m willing to be all that I can be for someone else, I have to be all I can be for myself first.

Take the time out to understand and love you before you try to give that to another person. It’s worth it. I promise.

I’m selfish. I think it’s better to be selfish alone than to bring someone else into it, don’t you ?



27 thoughts on “i am mine – before i am ever anyone else’s.”

  1. Which reminds me of a quote I once read, “And God said “Love your enemy,” and I obeyed Him and loved myself.” In other words, how can you give away something good if it doesn't exist in you? You have to know, accept and appreciate yourself first before you can love other people to its fullest and without conditions.

  2. Sometimes, you can love others better than you can love yourself, even if you don't love yourself.

    You might love others very well, for them, and bc it can bring love to you that you can't yet give to yourself.

  3. What a wonderful message- do we forgive ourselves as much as we forgive "the ones" we love? How can I give love to someone else, if I refuse to give it to myself?

  4. The concept makes sense and I do believe in it, as loving yourself is the best way to love another, but to heal a heartless wound, sometimes you need another heart to love. If you can't find something about yourself to love, then you can look at the one you Do love and find out Why you love them-the parts you see in them are the parts you see in yourself. It's a start .

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