Love: Where is YOUR Seat?
I believe that the location of your seat is directly linked to how you love yourself. For further understanding of my analogy, imagine that the performance stage that is located at one end of a theatre is really YOUR life. Is your seat in the front row or in the “nosebleed” section? Do you have a clear view or is it obstructed?
Love is a powerful force that becomes the driver of many of our actions. Depending on the circumstances, love can be an experience of pleasure and love can also be an experience of pain. Through my own struggle with being abused as a child, I discovered that there are several things that may affect how a person determines value and love for themselves. I ask you, do you love yourself “Outside-In (O-I)” or “Inside-Out (I-O)”?
I classify the O-I type as a person who relies on external success to eliminate internal mess. If you are the O-I type, you are more susceptible to being controlled by bondage because of a need to conceal an internal struggle. For example, an internal struggle like guilt, unforgiveness, or bitterness. The four categories of bondage that are described in my book are Material Possession, Professional Achievement, Social Status, and Aesthetic Appeal. Undoubtedly, any form of bondage will have an adverse effect on your view.
On the contrary, I classify the I-O type as a person who maintains a consistent internal presence to combat the vicissitudes of life. People of this type recognize the strength and power of their conqueror within. If you are the I-O type, I believe that you should afford yourself with the best view and love yourself from a front-row seat.
Be Blessed and L.I.V.E.!