Sunday, March 06, 2011

Quote of the Day

. . . The influence of self love is a truth which is taking on more and more scientific validity. Since humans really do manifest a world around themselves that is a direct consequence of how they think about themselves, Jesus was right all along [when he said, "Love one another as you love yourself"], self love is foundational in creating a Christian world. If a person thinks they are inherently flawed, nonredeemable, or predisposed to misery, it doesn't matter how successful a person may appear to be otherwise, they will live in an internal world of misery, unfulfilled dreams, and guilt. Eventually their external world will mirror their internal world. Teach millions of people the religious 'truths' which put all of them in the same high stress, low self esteem internal state and it's no wonder we don't have the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. What we have instead is both legal and illegal drug pushers assisting us to chemically overcome the physiological effects of our religious 'truths.' . . .

– Colleen Kochivar-Baker
"Healthy Self Love is Critical to Humanity from Conception to Natural Death"
Enlightened Catholicism
March 6, 2011

1 comment:

crystal said...

I try to follow the "love one another as I have loved you" version, since I'm still trying to figure out how to love myself - hope I get there eventually.