We accept the love we think we deserve. {Video}

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 7, 2013
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If I truly like myself, I can truly love another. If I love myself, others can love me. It’s simple, & it’s hard.

In my life, I’ve had the good fortune to have a mom who loved me and taught me that I was intelligent and deserved to smile and deserved to succeed, if I was willing to work hard and be a good, genuine person. And I’ve had the good fortune to date 99 good, sweet women and one bent, cruel, crazy one. Not a bad average.

And through it all I’ve known that I am only able to date as powerful and sweet and caring and beautiful and independent a woman as I know that I deserve. If I love myself, I can love others. If I love myself, others can love me. It’s that simple, and it’s hard work. ~ ed.

“Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we’re nothing?” ~ The Perks of being a Wallflower.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “We accept the love we think we deserve. {Video}”

  1. indra says:

    Thank you

  2. Klara Kvicerova says:

    This made me feel more alive. Thank you!

  3. shelley says:

    lovely, thank you

  4. Amy says:

    We are infinite and I am happy that you shared this movie. Watching made me feel more courage.

  5. Marissa says:

    Great article! One of my favorite quotes from the film. ✌

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