Love and self-love
Two words whose meaning is misunderstood in our times. People usually often take one for another, which is wrong since love comes from God and self-love from pride. Some of love manifestations are: a sense of heat at the area of heart or chest, a feeling of joy that is permanent just like a small child has. Self-love, on the other hand, comes from pride and by having it we are in love with ourselves. Unfortunately, we do not really love us and others, but the defect within us called self-love. We love ourselves and others by actions and not by words. Some differences between them in order to realize what we have inside us: Someone with love wants to constantly give to others, while someone with self-love the opposite. I had seen a wonderful example of love between a man and a woman in a Greek video. There was a monk who was talking about a couple who called one another saint until old age and finally died together at the same time. This is real love, to serve one another as our Lord suggested. This is what really matters before Him, acts, not words.
Self-love can be disguised as love in the following way. ĢI loveģ: my children, my girlfriend, my car, my home etc. but I can`t realize that i treat them as extensions of myself that I truly love. Love that comes from God is eternal and cannot be worn by external events, while self-love can emotionally and psychologically cripple us very easily. Self-love is one of things that cause depression today. We are so in love with ourselves that if something goes bad for us then we fell "hurt", go to a psychiatrist etc. The complete cure of depression (something that can be done in a practical manner) comes from the dissolution of our self-love defect. When this defect is destroyed permanently, its symptoms die with it, if we don`t have any debts to the Divine Law. Its energy is like ones drunkenness. When someone is drunk might not understand it. The effort to dissolve self-love is difficult and painful, but is worthwhile.The way how to do this can be found here. It is just a flaw within us, nothing more. Alternatively, to relieve depression, one can do daily qigong or tai chi exercises to clean energy channels and unblock meridians. On physical level one could eat daily a yoghurt and a tablespoon of brewer yeast.