• LOVE 201: How to Love,  LOVE 301: Love Yourself,  LOVE 501: Love Myths & Barriers,  The University of Love

    Learned Limits

    On one hand, love is an absolute. It is what it is, and it’s powerful, abundant, and infinite. On the other hand, our experience of love is limited to our understanding of it – both conscious and subconscious. Consciously, we observe how others love and assume that where they stop – where love capitulates to selfishness and fear – is the correct amount of love. Anything more or less would violate societal norms and call attention to ourselves. Then we would be judged, and that can be frightening. Subconsciously, our ability to love is constrained by the unconditional and conditional love we received from our parents or other authority figures…

  • LOVE 301: Love Yourself,  The University of Love

    Love Thyself as Thy Neighbor

    If you’re wondering what it means to love yourself and how to go about it, it’s really quite simple: you love yourself the exact same way you love others. Look into your eyes and see who you really are, then get excited about reaching toward your potential! Take care of yourself. Celebrate your wins. Learn from losses but don’t get discouraged. Express your opinions. Enjoy your talents! Stand up for yourself and needs courageously. Face and conquer your baseless worries. Live your dreams, not your fears! Read LOVE 110‘s Love Abilities and apply them all to yourself! When God gave Moses the second commandment, to “love thy neighbor as thyself,”…

  • LOVE 301: Love Yourself,  LOVE 501: Love Myths & Barriers,  The University of Love

    The Ego Police

    Society teaches us that it’s wrong to love yourself, and we often believe it. They call it selfish, egotistical, arrogant, pride, cockiness, narcissism, and being full of yourself. “Well,” they declare with an eyebrow raised judgmentally, “SOMEbody certainly thinks highly of him/herself!” People who say this are members of the Ego Police. How I despise them! (Or despise what they say, rather.) They’re out to beat anyone down who begins to crawl free from the cesspool of self hatred and unhappiness. The Ego Police are closely related to the Fashion Police, who associate your self worth with whatever clothes you’re wearing. Most Ego Police don’t do it on purpose. They…

  • LOVE 301: Love Yourself,  The University of Love

    You Are Loved

    If you don’t love yourself, there’s a good chance you don’t feel loved by others. Well, you may not know it, and others may not know it, but everyone loves you. Take a fresh look at your friends and family. Maybe they don’t love you the way you want them to love you or the way you need them to love you, but how they love you is not your choice. Train your brain to scan for signs of love and affection and wishing you well. If you look for it, you’ll find it. Let that evidence accumulate and replace your doubts. Everyone wants you to succeed. They want you…