Gay or straight: Loving yourself is the most important thing
I can’t think of a better topic to write about for February than loving yourself. For most of us, it isn’t always the easiest thing to do. As the saying goes, “we are our own worst critics.” But being critical of yourself doesn’t lead to anything positive. It also cuts you off from accessing your own Universal power, which can be used to manifest your dreams. This is an important lesson for all students, gay or straight. Unfortunately, LGBT students are sometimes taught at an early age that they aren’t good enough because they are gay. So if you are struggling with your sexuality, the most important step you can take in this moment is to love and accept yourself fully. Before you begin to seek acceptance from other individuals, start with yourself. Are you proud of who you are? Do you love yourself unconditionally? Do you embrace your sexual orientation?
We often attract other individuals to us who reflect what we honestly think about ourselves. Therefore, if you are ashamed of your sexuality then you will most likely manifest interactions with others that reinforce that belief. The good news is that the opposite is also true. If you love and accept yourself completely, then you will manifest joyful and positive interactions with others. I know that it can be difficult to be a gay student in today’s society. But loving yourself is the first step to freedom. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what other people think about you. What matters most is what you think about yourself, because all of your experiences will reflect that. If you want to achieve your dreams and experience the fullness of life, then begin to love and accept yourself now.
If you need a little help to get you started, pick up a copy of The Power is Within You by Louise Hay. You’ll find everything you need in order to learn how to love yourself unconditionally and enjoy life to the fullest extent.
~ Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, LGBT Student Stress Expert, Campus Calm™