Loving yourself starts with being selfish. It is okay to be selfish as long as this removes self-pity and self-hatred. Loving yourself leads you to fall in love with the Divine Self within you. That love for God, which you have discovered, is none other than love for yourself. Slowly, the same love is shared with everyone, as you now have an abundance of love. The last form of love is universal love—that love in which there is nothing but love for everyone and everything. So, everything starts with loving yourself. If someone is selfish and loves only himself or herself, that is good. Hopefully, it is this beginning that will lead them all to the stages of love that they have to go through. Love is a four-letter word, short and sweet like the thought today. — Satish Daryanani

Buddha radiating golden love