Giving others is great and we should want to help others who need emotional, financial or any other form of support.
Receiving is just as important. Many if us spend a lot of time giving and trying to get others to like or approve of us. We think if you take care of me, I will take care of you.
I have come to see that I have to take care of me first, so I can offer the best to another person. The other person has to take care of themselves, to offer their best for me.
To offer our best, we have to create inner peace. We do this by learning to like and love ourselves first. We can never give what we don’t have. When we like and love ourselves we, can then give ourselves to others.