Self Love

By Dan Millman, in "Everyday Enlightenment"

One of the strangest delusions believed by many of us is that it is good to love other people but bad to love yourself.

Self-love 
is a beginning practice of love. From self-love we learn to love another--a parent, a pet, a friend, a partner--from family to friends, to associates, to the larger world. There's no place like home to begin the practice of love. 
Home is where the heart is, and home is generally where the hassles are, too. What better place to practice loving without reason than that place where we cannot always find a reason to love?