@Ingamun oh come, on really?? i wish you could see yourself through other's eyes, like mine, or other people who love your work....you def need that! cause i am guessing you, like most of us, are your own worst critic...my philosophy, we should also be our own best friend!
you're brilliant......you're intelligent and warm and the fact that English isn't your native language yet you articulate yourself the way you do, WOW!! you go girl!!! you're amazing! ? and don't you forget it! whatever has caused you to not see how damn special you are ... well, i suppose its a good time to meet it and address it ....many times it's a cultural and societal conditioning...like it's learned in many areas of the world that if someone is into themselves, they're narcissistic and it's virtuous and noble to put ourselves second and be painfully polite and beside oneself almost...but thats just shit! just absolute crap in my opinion!
i am an only child, so i HAD to learn how to become my own friend and just enjoy my own company and thankfully, my mom would just go on about how ppl thought i was great and she built me up...and so i have what some would consider a self centered view on myself; but in my eyes, it's healthy self love and self identity! I love getting to know me better and i just have a solid foundation of me...that's not to say insecurities don't exist cause I think they do, i think it's human to have them...but i really believe it's great to be into yourself....as long as it's not an extreme, or at the expense of others and the person isn't ALWAYS putting themselves first. extremism in most things can be toxic.
Empathy and selflessness are absolutely needed, but so is fierce confidence in who we are and what we have to offer and our worth, and having a real relationship with the self...with the ego and identity. i believe one should be the person they wanna date, they should even romantically have nights to themselves where they go on a date w/ them-self. lol.
keep doing you and being you and putting out all the love you can...i can sense it and feel it and you're connected to something deep and beautiful .... and some of the ways you word things and ideas have been really inspiring and eye opening for me, which doesn't happen all too often, so thank you!!!!!! i think most people that would read your stuff would be taken back by you and how talented you are and special you are. we are all very special and it's this coming into oneself and coming "home" and finding godhood within ourselves and owning our power by seeing how damn amazing we are and special we are. so many have forgotten to see themselves as they really are.....they lose the insight of how amazing they are and it's so easy to focus on shortcomings or what we have to work on or how to better ourselves or where we fall short. this is human nature sure, but there's something in our soul that is completely perfect ...i think it's the inner child...im unsure exactly what it is
someone once told me to be human is a rarity when looking at the billions and trillions of other life forms on earth....bacteria, animal, plant life.....we are special, you are special! especially you! dont u forget it ??