All you need is self-love

If you’re loved, and if you’re not loved, is one state better than another?
One doesn’t make you a better person than the other. You’re still the same soul.
But one makes you feel happier.
Why does being loved make you feel happier?
Neurotransmitters,
and other brain chemicals aside, it’s because it confirms your sense of
self-love. It’s like a compliment – It tells you you’re worthy of being
loved.

Thing is, with compliments, if a compliment pleases us,
it would suggest a certain amount of uncertainty about our skill.
Imagine that somebody whose opinion we respect told us that we were
great at spelling three-letter words, or that our pronunciation of
vowels was wonderful. Chances are we would not be moved. We know we can
do it in the first case, and we don’t care in the second. Because we
were not evaluating ourselves, the compliment was unimportant. The more
instances in which we don’t "take the compliment," the less vulnerable
we become to evaluation and insult.
(http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/199911/self-esteem-vs-self-respect)

So, if you have total self-love, and have no doubt of how loveable you are, it takes away your *need* for love.
All you need is love?
No, not exactly.
All you need is Self-love.

I know this sounds a bit selfish. But once you have self-love, you also
find it easier to love and accept others because they no longer project
anything negative in yourself you don’t accept – because if you have
total self-love, you love and accept every part of yourself. Hence
self-love leads to love for all.

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