“You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.”—Jo Coudert
Most of us spend our time cultivating and growing into individuals who can eventually be a good match for someone else, yet we never truly understand or try to do what’s necessary to be acceptable to ourselves.
It’s important to remember that you are your own worst enemy, and as such you know your weaknesses as well as your strengths. With that knowledge you can either plant the positive seeds of love, which can turn into a greater sense of purpose for both who you are and what you are becoming, or you can nourish the negative seeds that have the capacity to lead you down the long, hard path of self-doubt and internal turmoil.
None of us needs to be useless to another, misery can be it’s own company, however, imagine how much less inviting your world would truly be if that inescapable force of unhappiness was you.