There’s a reason why so many well respected people talk about loving yourself and showing yourself compassion… because it’s important. How many times in our lives do we hear that self-love is important, and how many times do we ignore it and think it’s just relevant for other people?

Well, it’s time to start listening!

If you’ve learnt the Lightning Process, you can show yourself the utmost compassion as your coach. If you haven’t learnt the process, taking some time out to appreciate yourself is such a good practice to get into.

Here are some experts who agree (taken from:

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection. ~Buddha

Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion. ~Margo Anand

You can’t build joy on a feeling of self-loathing. ~Ram Dass

It’s not your job to like me…it’s MINE! ~Byron Katie

Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~Rumi, thirteenth century Sufi poet

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
 ~Louise L. Hay

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting. ~William Shakespeare, Henry V.

I celebrate myself, and sing myself. ~Walt Whitman

Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home. ~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now. ~Louise Hay

Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it. ~Thaddeus Golas