I had a very interesting insight this morning:
We deliberately put ourselves in challenging situations in which the ONLY way we will find the solution is to love ourselves.
I arrived at this conclusion by pondering the fact that our negative emotions are a communication letting us know that we are not loving ourselves, that we are out of alignment with our essence. Now, our essence knows and sees all, and there is no problem or challenge for our essence. Our essence loves itself unconditionally. So if we could align with our essence, we could very easily see the solution, solve the problem, and return to a state of joy.
And how does one align with essence?
By loving yourself.
Therefore, loving yourself is often the ONLY way to solve a problem, to overcome a challenge.
What a perfect way to nudge us toward loving ourselves - by making it the only possible way forward...