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Is High Self Esteem a Symptom of Low Self Love? Reply to Alex II

Returning to Alex’s comment, I want to address the question of high self esteem/low self love.

“How similar is self-esteem to self-love? As I ponder this, the more I think about the construct of self-esteem the more I see it aligning with the ego. I’m not suggesting this is a bad thing but I can see how high self-esteem could hide some of the symptoms of low self-love. Perhaps there’s a difference between high self-esteem and healthy self-esteem.”

The “high self-esteem” Alex is referring to I would characterize as an expression of the false Self. Read more

How Similar Is Self Esteem to Self Love? Reply to Alex I

In a recent comment, Alex asks:

“How similar is self-esteem to self-love? As I ponder this, the more I think about the construct of self-esteem the more I see it aligning with the ego. I’m not suggesting this is a bad thing but I can see how high self-esteem could hide some of the symptoms of low self-love. Perhaps there’s a difference between high self-esteem and healthy self-esteem.”

These are great questions! To me, self-esteem is a synonym for self-love, meaning having a positive connection to the Self. Read more

Healthy Self Esteem

Healthy Self Esteem

What would it be like to not worry about what others think of you? Or to no longer compare yourself to others, whether it’s about the clothes they wear, the car they drive, their job, career success, or their marital status?

What would it be like not to worry if you are making the “wrong” choice? What if you could live without self-doubt? What if you no longer had that persistent feeling of not liking yourself?

What if you could let go of nagging self-criticism — those voices in your head that clamor about how worthless or disorganized or stupid you are?

These hypothetical possibilities “come true” when you move from low self esteem to healthy self esteem. Read more

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