by Stephanie Rochelle Redd
“I spent three years of my life chasing after a married man. Prior to that, I spent the majority of my life chasing a romanticized version of true love. That is not to say that “true love” does not exist; but it is to say that it does not exist in the context that I thought it did.
“When I thought of true love, I envisioned it in the context of two people who were destined to be together. Though, what I did not realize was that my vision of love was only the surface layer of something that went much deeper—the true love of God. You see, I sought true love with another person rather than setting my sights on the Source of that love within me.
“Consequently, God used my tireless search for love outside of myself as the basis for a resource intended to help me and others find love within. Thus, my book, Part 3: How to Love Yourself, was based more on Divine inspiration than my human experience. Though I wrote it with good intention, the book reflected the mindset that I desired much more than the mindset that I actually had. Ultimately, I was tasked with practicing what I had been given to preach.
“So here I am, four years later after writing my book on self-love – and chasing after love – with an addendum, featuring what I have learned and am still learning about self-love. These lessons provide deeper insight into what I originally wrote and come with a dash more practicality since they are steeped in my experience of trying and failing to love myself enough.” (Reprinted from the introduction of Part 5: How To Love Yourself More.)
The following are the titles of the aforementioned lessons – and lesson supplements – that are featured in Part 5: How To Love Yourself More.
- Wake Up To Your Worth
- Own Your Shit
- Tell Yourself The Truth Often
- Let Go
- Set Boundaries
- Wake-Up Call To Action
- Own-Your-Shit Inventory
- Truth-Or-Deception Check
- Let’s Let Go
- Boundary Benchmark
While “learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all,” it’s easier to achieve with help. So, take what you need from my latest book on my self-love journey to help you learn how you can love yourself more. Live! Love! Learn!