Monday, January 18, 2010

Having self-esteem is essential if we are to create the lives we want to live.

'Self-esteem is like a difficult-to-cultivate flower. It requires frequent nurturing that occurs when you keep your word and follow through on your promises'.
* Derrick Bell

To have fulfilling work, a sense of personal power and supportive relationships, our sense of self is the foundation.

The word esteem means to honour and respect. When we honour and respect ourselves we naturally do so for others.

If we want to be treated with respect, we must first fully respect and love ourselves.

How much we honour and respect ourselves is often at the core of many of our problems and even physical illnesses.

If we look first to cultivating self-esteem we may find that many difficulties in life will melt away.