What if we regarded the affirmation of our own self-worth as a mandatory principle no less important than the exercise of compassion towards others?
What if we filtered all our obligations through a more fundamental obligation to always think and act from a state of self-respect?
My coaching partner, Fiona MacNeil, declared the following words in a conversation today:
“I’m morally obligated to the beauty that is me.”
I think we should all be more like Fiona.
Whatever moral code you follow, never adopt one that excludes YOU from the love and respect it commands you to give to others.
You’re beautiful, valuable, and wonderful too. You OUGHT to acknowledge that.