Loving Yourself Doesn’t Mean Hating Someone Else
by Akif Kichloo
Loving yourself doesn’t mean
hating someone else.
Hating someone else doesn’t mean
you’re loving yourself.
I know it gets confusing,
I know that some situations call for
but short term solutions need not
inspire long term plans.
A teacher full of judgment will
inspire students filled with
And if you need to house
contempt in your heart for to
put yourself first,
re-evaluate your stance,
distance yourself from your teacher,
and most of all,
take a step back,
close your eyes,
pause the madness,
breathe, empty your thoughts,
there is always a tomorrow
to start afresh.
Just like shoving sugar down
won’t make them a sweet person,
A love gone sour can still taste good,
and you don’t have to punish
anyone for this.
All the healing is in the forgiveness,
but you have to forgive yourself first
before you can forgive anyone else.
And forgiveness, though tricky,
with time, it comes.