Teach yourself to love yourself first this Teachers’ Day
Sep04

Teach yourself to love yourself first this Teachers’ Day

Who is a teacher? A teacher is any being who passes on good knowledge, positive realisation or any other virtue to another, along with giving him or her the ways of using it to one’s good in his or her life. Be it your dog who taught you to be patient and to find joy in small things, your child who taught you the values of responsibility, or your school teacher who taught you your alphabet, any one can, and should be a teacher. So can you, by sharing whatever good you have within yourself with others who can benefit by it. So Teachers’ Day, in its essence, is really Everyone’s Day. Or should be.   But this Teachers’ Day you have a special someone to teach. You. While we get busy teaching others what we think is right, we tend to neglect ourselves in the process. Teaching yourself new things is a huge part of finding yourself as a person. There are many things you can teach yourself, but this Teachers’ Day, we at Enrich Salons, whose philosophy is “Love begins with you”, have a special task for you. Which is, teach yourself to love yourself first.   Why is loving oneself first so important for a teacher?   If you do not love yourself, you will not have confidence in yourself. If you do not have confidence in yourself, no one will believe that what you teach them is right. Say for example you have great philosophies to share. Practical philosophies one can use in his or her life to take him or her through the rough patches they will invariable face. If you do not love yourself enough to practice them yourself in your own life to make it better first, people will react with doubt when you share your views with them. After all, practice what you preach makes sense. Give yourself love, take your own life to a better place with your ideals, and people will come to you.   If you do not love yourself, you will not be a good human being. If you are not a good human being, no one in their right minds will want to learn anything from you. Say for example you have great knowledge of the physics of the Universe. But say, for argument’s sake, you are not a good person at heart. Intelligent people will want no part of what you have to teach. You might argue what scientific knowledge has to do with your moral character? A lot, really. If you do not understand the basics of how being a good human being works,...

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