you don’t need to be loved
•not at the cost of yourself
•the single relationship
•that is truly central,
•in a life
•is a relationship with yourself.
•it is rewarding
•to find someone
•you like
•but essential
•to like yourself.
•it is quickening to recognize
•that someone is a good and decent
•human being
•but it is indispensable
•to view your own self that way.
•it is a delight to discover people who are worthy
•of respect, admiration, and love.
•but it is vital to believe
•yourself deserving
•respect admiration and love.
•for you can not live in someone else.
•of all the people
•that you will ever know
•in a lifetime,
•you are the only one
•that you will never lose or leave.
•to the question of your life,
•you are the answer,
•and to the problem
•of your life,
•you are the solution