If only self love was that easy. We spend all our lives showering love on people but we never learn to love ourselves the same way. While the people who do are called “self-obsessed” the others don’t realize the importance of it.
In reality, we only love others to seek approval. The same sense of importance and satisfaction does not occur when we try to love ourselves. We are so hungry for it that we try too hard to please others. It’s not attention that we are looking for, its simply love which we have plenty of. All we have to do is stop looking in all the wrong places.
“Love yourself the way you love her,
and you’ll learn to love yourself,
because it’s right here,
a heart full of it.”
What is about Origami Birds that made me write it? As someone who was overly private and sensitive, people never understood the degree of my disturbance. So here’s why I wrote this book. It’s because I may get hurt easily even if you don’t do it intentionally. It’s not your fault that you didn’t realize what I was going through. Being extremely emotional and private don’t always go hand in hand. I may want to tell you how I feel, but I am too shy to express it. And a piece of paper is just as worthy to be a listener as anybody else it, except the fact that there is no judgement that comes my way. By writing what I felt, it became a lot easier to have a clear mind. As everyday became better, I decided to fill my pages and be somebody else’s listener too. And that’s how Origami Birds was born. A collection of emotions that can’t be expressed easily, feelings that didn’t get full justice and people who were finally heard.