What does it mean to be selfish and completely selfless at the same time. It is to know yourself in order to be able to give your self. It is to know your heart, to master the gifts which have been given to you in this life so that you may give them to the world.
Your heart is the unique expression of who you are. Nobody else on the planet loves the same things or does things quite like you do. The things you love, the things that truly call your heart, are your gift to humanity.
In order to cultivate that gift, you need to be selfish. Selfish in that you must be true to yourself first. Your life has a purpose and it is to follow your heart. That starts with cultivating love for yourself. When you truly love yourself you can’t help but be true to yourself.
When you are true to yourself, you are true to others. You aren’t misrepresenting yourself, you’re being exactly who you are. It’s the greatest sign of respect for both you and the people in your life. The people around you can see you exactly for who you are and they can love you for all the right reasons.
Being selfish simply means being true to your heart and doing what it takes to learn more about yourself and take care of yourself. When you understand yourself, you understand what you have to give and you can be truly selfless. When you take care of yourself and cultivate your energy, you can give more of yourself. You can give yourself completely to the service of others as an expression of what you love.
Being selfless doesn’t mean that you give everything away to charity and don’t do anything for yourself. It means that you strive to serve the world by sharing your energy with those around you. Imagine you’re a fashion designer and that is what you absolutely love. Your greatest service to those around you is to create the most amazing clothes by doing what you love. When you do that, when you just create because you love to do so, rather than expecting a specific outcome or being afraid of failure, you are being truly selfless.
To be selfish and selfless means to do everything you can to build yourself up so that you can give the most back. In order to give yourself completely, you have to know who you are and be true to that. Otherwise, how can you know how much you have to give?