I love the term “self-centered” – Centered on Self. Where else to be centered, but on self? Should one be centered somewhere “over there”? Unfortunately that’s exactly how it has been in this world and what a mess it has made.
Ayn Rand was someone who had promoted healthy selfishness. Regardless of what your views of Ayn Rand might be, well, I couldn’t help but chuckle when I heard that someone had asked her once, “I know what you’re saying, but why do you choose to use the word ‘selfish’?” Ayn responded, “For the same reason that it bothers you.”
Yep, time to release some disempowering programming concerning being Self-Centered and get your priorities straight.
The following quote was included in the book below.
You are the cup. It is your responsibility to fill up your own cup. You do not drink from someone else’s cup. You do not let others drink from your cup. You fill up your cup by giving time to yourself every day. You establish and maintain a healthy relationship with your Creator daily. Daily meditation and contemplation fill up your cup. Regular self-care. Eventually, after time, you are giving and receiving daily, the blessings of spiritual well being. “Your cup runneth over.” (and continues to do so, because you continue to give to your self.) Eventually, the constant continual inflow, creates OVERFLOW, causing your cup to ‘runneth over’. (You didn’t think it was real did you?) It is this overflow that you gift to the world at your choosing. This overflow is pure unconditional love in its highest vibration. The supply is endless. There are no strings attached to your giving. You have found your self and given generously. You love your self. YOU ARE THE CUP!
~ Joanie Vogel
You can’t pour from an empty cup. You can only give as much as you’ve got. Gotta get it yourself first… before you can give it to others. Self-centered, self love, self respect, self nurturing, self healing.
For more on how to get your priorities straight in this healing and spiritual work ya all do, see the book “Awake & Aware – Top Priority: Self”