One love, one heart, one destiny ~ Bob Marley
When you’re at peace with yourself and love yourself, it is virtually impossible to do things to yourself that are destructive ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection ~ Buddha
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance ~ Oscar Wilde
We feel so good and peaceful once we’re reminded that all bad things pass to make room for something better, that love does exist and has many forms, that compassion and forgiveness are the ultimate salvation and the path to freedom ~ Buddha
In response to the daily prompt.
Have you ever heard the expression about seeing the world with rose-colored glasses? I remember the first time I heard it when I was a child. I was, in fact, told that I shouldn’t see the world with rose-colored glasses.
The purpose of this warning from my mother, as my protector, was to help me survive this earth. It was a harsh but necessary lesson. There is much to be weary of here.
I believe the Earth is a place of growth but our healthy, loving advancement has been compromised by greed, jealousy and anger. For that reason we must teach our children to protect themselves while they are young. Once we reach maturity; however, we need to recognize when we are safe and return to our natural state, that of love.
In other words, seeing the world with rose-colored glasses is indeed a detriment while we learn what life on earth is all about, but once we are in a safe place where we can reasonably protect ourselves, it is a necessary filter.
Everyone does the best they can with what they have; everyone makes mistakes; and everyone wants to return to love.
The next time you notice yourself being judgmental of other’s actions, or your own, put on your rose-colored glasses and look for the love.
The more of us that practice this, the more love will be present here on Earth.
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If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.~Buddha