If we have peace inside ourselves, it will reflect on the outside. Whereas, if we don’t have peace inside us, no matter how perfect it is outside, we will still feel restless and irritated. Without peace of mind, life is just a shadow of its possibilities.
Therefore, we must learn to love ourselves, in order to love others.
So, how do we do that?
We do that by Loving Allah, and Trusting that Allah Loves us too.
And how do we feel Allah Loves us?
It is by Recognizing Allah’s favours on us and Appreciating them. And therefore, Praising and Obeying Him, The Most Kind and Wise.
In other words, the more we Believe in Allah, more we will feel His Love inside us; and the more we feel His Love inside of us, more we will Love His Creation.
Therefore, it is a process, which starts from Loving ourselves and then Extending that Love in Every Direction.