The only person standing in the way of that good is us.
Carl Sandburg once wrote that “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.”
And he adds, “Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
The truth is that we often fall down on the job of loving ourselves.
We like to distract ourselves with other people, places, things – even opportunities so that we don’t have to open up and stare deeply into the face of our own love – a love that is powerful, a love that is infinite, a love that is true, a love that will never fail us nor forsake us.
No man, woman, child, job, book, idea, opportunity, or situation can satisfy us unless we love ourselves and they are in alignment with the unconditional love that we have for ourselves. Our struggles are there for a reason; those are the things that ultimately matter. As Og Mandino says, “Never will I allow any day to end with a failure. I WILL NEVER GIVE UP. When others cease their struggle, then mine will begin.