I think self-love and self-realization go together, each promoting the other, each accessible via a multiplicity of paths, such as with our internal and external self-talk, harboring expressions of our self-beliefs and mental attitudes. I want to share an excerpt from the New York Times Magazine(7/17/2022) that touches on the idea that ‘we can be more than who we are’ with some savvy self-parlance.
“The act of speaking to myself is a reminder that constancy and singularity are illusory to begin with. That my multiplicity is, in turn, a kind of promise. I needn’t be as I am. You needn’t, either. Very probably talking to yourself will not change the world. It may not even radically change you. But the dialogue between current and potential selves is small proof that such change is possible.”