So, what is it that makes us want to be liked, we seek for others to find us, friendly kind loving nice people, we all want the approval of others, it is so important to us…. this can stem from childhood, where some of you will of been seeking approval, wanting again that response of being liked by others, some of you will be living with the worry of being left if you don’t meet with their approval, you feel you will be abandoned and left alone if they do not agree with our ways and actions, and at times we even look for this approval from people that have nothing to give. It is possible that at these times you do not realize how lovable you are, and that you can actually approve of yourself.
For us to be able to live happily and within the way are higher power wants us to live, and to be in harmony with the universe, we need to have the ability to let go of this obsession to be liked and loved by others, the love you feel for yourself is far more than enough, we sometimes base our feelings on our past experiences and they stay with us, this only gives power to other to control us, this will stop us from acting in the best interests of ourselves and being true to ourselves.
We can approve of ourselves, and at the end of the day, it is the only approval we truly need and that should count and matter to us.
” Today, I will let go of my need for approval and my need to be liked. I will replace them with a need to like and approve of myself. I will enjoy the surprise I find when I do this. The people who count including me will respect me when I am true to myself”
Brooke Universal Life & Relationship Coach