Sunday, February 12, 2017
First be Happy with Yourself before you can be Happy with Your Life Partner
Mat 22:39 The second most important commandment is like this one. And it is, “Love others as much as you love yourself.”
In order to be able to love anyone, you must first love yourself. Enjoy being with yourself. There are people who enjoy other people’s company. That is understandable because we are social beings. But if you hate spending time with yourself such that you cannot live without other people is unhealthy. This extends to the issue of love relationships. After separation with one’s love partner, some people can’t live by themselves. They cannot live happily as singles.
Before you can expect happiness from a love relationship, learn to enjoy your life even if you are single. True happiness should not be expected from other people. This is because if they fail to bring you that happiness, you will live a sour life.
Make your life beautiful on your own. Build your life based on good values. Be happy as a single individual. Create your own joy and happiness. If that happens, you will attract people who will share your values, people who are happy. If you find or attract a happy life partner, you will be a happy couple. Happiness is contagious. So if you can’t be happy with yourself, you can’t expect your life partner to bring you happiness. They say, “Like attracts like.”