So many of us were taught to put everyone else’s needs before our own. People even quote the Bible as proof—Mark 12:31 to be exact, where we are told the second greatest Commandment is: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Indeed, we must love our neighbors, but the real problem starts when you forget the last two words of that verse, “as yourself.” If you treat yourself shabbily, well, your neighbor doesn’t stand a chance.
Patrice Gaines is an author, motivational speaker, spiritual counselor and intuitive. Please visit her on the web at www.PatriceGaines.com, on YouTube at TheLightChanneler or on Twitter, @PatriceGaines.com.