“What does it mean to love yourself? It means to embrace every aspect of your being with unconditional love. On a deeper level, it means letting your buddha nature, your inherent, fundamental goodness, manifest and love the whole of you completely, including all your ordinary messy, and confused aspects. It is allowing the light to shine from within and dispel the darkness of ignorance.
Loving yourself means embracing yourself without any judgment. You do not judge your negativity and your habitual tendencies, because they are not solid or real. It is only because you believe in them and strengthen them, through constant repetition, that they appear so solid and strong. In actuality they are not strong at all. Realizing this, you see that they are not that solid and they are not that powerful.”
– Sogyal Rinpoche