Some might say that the act of self-love is an indulgence which few can afford. It feels a bit, you know… up yourself. Like “Who do you think you are, loving yourself like that?” The mind sneers like a spikey teenager whenever we try. It’s hard to get your head around sometimes, without thinking that those people who do love themselves are somehow blessed. That life must have worked out so well for them that it’s easy for them to love who they are. It’s alright for them, but that would never work for me…
That’s why I loved Vex King’s book so much. It’s straightforward, it talks to you like a friend having a conversation, but Vex happens to be full of great information, insights and firm-but-gentle nudges to push you towards feeling better about yourself. The important thing to note is that life wasn’t always ‘alright for him’ – for much of his early life as a child, Vex was homeless, and he moved around a lot, often staying with his mother in troubled neighbourhoods. His experiences were enough to push anyone onto a different path, but Vex used them as his drive away from misery and towards a better life.
In this book, Vex shares his wisdom on life, love and purpose in the hope that you will feel guided towards releasing undesirable feelings, experience more joy, and live what he calls a greater life.
I like this book because it shows that it doesn’t matter what our personal experiences are, what our background is, whether we had the best start in life or the worst, it’s how we view the things that happen to us, how we deal with them, what we learn from them, and how we move forward with that knowledge, that determines whether we can love ourselves and the life we are living in the way that we all deserve to. And it’s clearly tapped into a nerve, as Vex’s book is an international best seller, having sold over 100 thousand copies around the world, proving that it doesn’t matter who we are or where we are in the world, loving ourselves is something we all deserve to do.