MANY OF US WERE BROUGHT UP WITH THE MYTH if we love ourselves, we are being selfish. In Love Is All There Is we find a different message. This little book is an invitation to love ourselves unconditionally and to remove any barriers that interfere with doing just that. Zainab Salbi, founder of Women’s International, shared how she struggled with loving herself while growing up. She says, “I grew up with it being a selfish concept. It took a journey for me to love myself.” As she evolved spiritually, she discovered that ”Loving one’s self is part of loving God.”
The message in this book is delivered in quotes. Cheryl Strayed, author of Brave Enough, was once asked why people are drawn to quotes. Her response was “We are hungry for consolation, we are hungry for inspiration and truth. What a quote does, it delivers in a very concise, powerful form that little jolt of the thing you need to hear…Quotes, at their core almost always shout Yes!”
Many wise sages today believe that there is a real correlation between the way we love ourselves and our ability to love others. Nemo dat quod non habet. “No one gives what he does not have.” As you reflect and ponder the messages in this little book, may they inspire you to become the love you wish to experience. – Margie McKeon, Ed.D.
The majority of readers who discover this delightful little book immediately think of someone else who would benefit from it.
Here are some of the readers responses:
“I was really inspired.”
“This morning I opened your book. It started my day in the most wonderful way.
“I think the world needs this book.”
“ I think anyone who reads this book and reflects on the message will certainly love his or herself more.”
“This book will bring enormous pleasure to many.”
“This book is a treasure.”
“ I really want to share this with my spouse.”
“ I would like a copy for my friend who is going through cancer treatments.”
Here are a few sample quotes you will find in the book,
Love Is All There Is:
Write yourself a restraining order against self-criticism and criticism of others.Jon Kabat-Zinn
I believe in unconditional love and equality. Jesus Christ exemplified these qualities.Jack Canfield
Your task is not to seek for LOVE, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself you have built up against it.Rumi
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.Eleanor Roosevelt
My capacity to love others and for others to love me, is directly connected to my capacity to love myself. Today, I choose to love.Deepak Chopra
Spend your time with those who love you unconditionally not with those who love you when the condition is right for them.
Love is the absence of judgment.Dalai Lama