“The person who loves himself is bound to become more silent, more meditative, more prayerful than the person who does not love himself.” By Osho

Why? First, I am often silent. I enjoy listening and contemplating. I find myself wanting to speak and get validation or explanations from others when I am uncertain or insecure. I can think of a few instances when I knew the person I was in conversation with was simply talking out of their ass, and with strong conviction. In these moments, I chose not to debate. Does this indicate I love myself, or my own views more? Perhaps. 

I think I’ve occasionally shut down when I was very uncertain and feeling insecure or fearful of looking stupid. Perhaps this too is a sign of self-love. In such a situation, I have no desire to be corrected and to feel worst a out. Myself, so I chose not to engage I order to protect my self-esteem. However, I may be doing myself a disservice in not risking a wrong answer, as I may be limiting a learning opportunity. 

I might be missing the point here. A person who has a strong self-love is probably at greater peace with themselves. Peace of mind is a form of quiet too. 

What does this quote mean to you?

3 thoughts on “Thursday’s Thoughts #3: Self-Love lead to peace

  1. And sometimes I shut up because others are speaking their ass off and I see them very stupid. I only debate in smart or funny conversations. Does that mean I love myself more? Maybe. I’m not sure

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