Sometimes you hit your all-time lows to reach new levels of self-love.
Of course you love yourself when you're high! When you're traveling, when you make a new sale, or your family is all getting along, or your lover brings you flowers, or you've made some big milestones in your business. When you perform for a full house, or you've just given birth to your first-born. It is notably easier to love yourself then.
But what happens to that love when you're feeling weak, tired and run down? Where is your own love when you're being a complete shit-head to the people you care about most? Or when you're in a creative rut and you're feeling really stuck with moving forward that you just keep sabotaging your own work? What about when you've lost your motivation and will to live?
Do you love yourself then? Or do you say things that break your own heart? Do you continue to put yourself down? Will you abandon yourself?
We fall and we crumble, to keep ourselves humble.
Humility is in knowing our fragility. It's in our losses, and our failures, and our mistakes that we learn to love our true self - uninhibited. It's in our waves of ups and downs that we remember: Oh yes, I'm in a human body right now.
Because it goes like this: When we're high we forget about our physical human form, and when we're low we forget about our God-ly spiritual essences. So let's remember.
Let it be in desperation that we might re-instate our vows, to love ourselves unconditionally. This is where our level of self-love deepens. This is the cycle of your evolution. Love stronger, softer, wiser, brighter when you're down.