Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday Tunes: The Greatest Love of All


 “Learning to love yourself is the greatest gift of all...”

I don’t really know what to write about the death of Whitney Houston except that I am saddened by it for many reasons as are so many around the world.

I’ve included the lyrics for this song below and highlighted my favourite lines. Many of us think we love ourselves yet our thoughts and actions tell a different story. Like Whitney, we too may struggle with addiction. It could be to drugs, sex or alcohol. Maybe it’s work, relationships, exercise or  shopping. It could be that we’re addicted to praise and approval from others. Or, maybe we’re addicted to busyness...after all, if we never sit still, we won’t have to think about what to do with a difficult situation or relationship.

Loving yourself means confronting the pain that you are desperately trying to avoid. Maybe this pain has been with you since childhood. A lot of us carry those wounds around all our lives and never fully take the time to heal. The pain of abuse, or the feeling of abandonment can unknowingly dominate our sub-consciousness.

The fact is, you are stronger than your pain. The problem is you believe the opposite. This Valentine’s day take some time to, “Find your strength in love.” The love of the higher power that created you, the love of your friends and family that are only a phone call way, and the unconditional love you will finally give yourself.

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be


Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone to fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me


I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity


Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all



I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

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