As Louise Hay states in her book Heal your Body A-Z, "When we can truly live from the loving space in the heart, approving of ourselves and trusting the Divine Power to provide for us, then peace and joy will fill our lives, and illness and uncomfortable experiences will cease to be in our experience. Our goal is to live happy, healthy lives, enjoying our own company. Love dissolves anger, love releases resentment, love dissipates fear, and love creates safety. When you can come from a space of totally loving yourself, then everything in your life must flow with ease and harmony and health and prosperity and joy."
When you love yourself, you are showing kindness and respect for yourself and others. The foundation of sharing kindness and respect for others is: self-love.