By Shefa Ali
In usual Social Media fashion this week, we were swamped with messages about love and self-love. I am all for self love, but my concern over that last few years is that the definition of self-love we have created is self-defeating.
Now, I know I sound a little harsh, but I feel it has become very important for us to understand the difference between self-obsession and self-love. Having love for yourself means to be open to constructive criticism, to be open to improvements, to be open to make yourself a better person than you were yesterday.
Self-love is about you taking care of yourself. It’s about protecting yourself from harm and damage. It’s about being there for yourself, being your own friend and pulling yourself out of misery created by your own mind.
Self love isn’t about posting pictures on social media with ‘I love myself, I love my body’ captions. A person who truly loves his or her body does not feel the need to post pictures for validation.
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