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The Greatest Love Of All

I’m not sure if many people know what this means. To truly love yourself. Alright, some of you men like to bake or like flowers. I like meaningful songs and music that speaks to me. In honor of breast cancer awareness month and what is happening in our country and world, I thought I would write about what this song means to me, “Greatest Love Of All.”

You can be free from feeling guilt, shame, self-doubt and fear! If you want to know how, contact me! I believe this is the most powerful song ever written. The message is clear. If you live in self-love, it is the “Greatest Love of All.” If you are not sure about this concept; to be frank, you’re Emotional IQ is low. It starts with having this awareness and developing your Emotional IQ. Here is a very good article to help you understand Emotional IQ: https://hbr.org/2014/12/signs-that-you-lack-emotional-intelligence. I can also help you raise your Emotional IQ.

When you are there (self-love), you are free from shame and fear. People who are not living in shame and fear live where we think, feel, and behave in a state of presence. We respond to what is around us and not to any previous “programming.” Living in self-love allows you to have the capacity for intimacy. When in our self-love (not fear!) we are able to see people as they are, rather than what we project onto them. We ask for information rather than stay scared and rather than make assumptions. We are able to take the best from the past and using it appropriately in the present. If the majority of the population lived out of self-love, I feel the world would be a different place. Self-love conquers all!

If you are a parent:

Yes, parenting is the most difficult job in the world but with some awareness, self-love is the most powerful gift/principle we can teach and model to our kids. It begins with YOU though! I am not talking about the “Self-Esteem” movement here (filling your child’s mind with so much praise they lack responsibility and have a huge ego). Modeling self-love and building their Emotional IQ will make them far more successful than anything!

“Greatest Love of All” was written by Michael Masser & the late Linda Creed, who wrote the song during her struggle with breast cancer. The words describe her feelings about coping with great challenges that one must face in life, being strong during those challenges whether you succeed or fail, and passing that strength on to children to carry with them into their adult lives.

The song was originally recorded in 1977 by George Benson for the Muhammad Ali biopic “The Greatest.” Whitney Houston recorded the song for her 1985 self-titled debut album.

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’s searching for a hero

People need someone to look up to

I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs

A lonely place to be

And 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’ll 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYzlVDlE72w