The world I live in is to a large degree of my own making. My life is affected by how I appear to others, the way I act, the things I do, but more than anything else my days are shaded by how I feel about myself. Here’s an experiment that will unnerve most people, but if you have the courage will lend you insight. Stand in front of a mirror and take 30 seconds looking at yourself. I don’t mean acknowledging your reflection which is almost always what we do in a mirror. Really look and see what is before you. Don’t judge, just take it in. See what the world sees. Look at your hair, your skin, your eyes, your wrinkles, your expression and so on. The tendency is to think others are judging us constantly when in fact they are mostly preoccupied within them self and their own thoughts. Being self-aware of the “me” puts me a step ahead of 90% of people.
Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.