Embrace “The Greatest Love Of All” In Your Relationship

couple boxing with red gloves(BlackDoctor.org) –In the wake of the death of the iconic Whitney Houston, I began thinking about how inspirational the song, “The Greatest Love of All” is, and how Whitney’s voice perfectly captured the essence of self-love for millions all over the world.

The following text references some of my thoughts about how the greatest love can be inside of all of us, and in the healthy relationships we all deserve.

I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows…
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe…

The challenge for some people to live as they believe is that they have not figured out who they are; what they want in a relationship; the personal direction that they are moving in; or whether or not they should feel positive about their life course.

Developing a sense of clarity about how you love yourself and how you could potentially love your partner is tantamount to individual happiness. Sometimes our emotions cloud rational thinking and we compromise our values, beliefs, or ideas in order to please our partners.

Inasmuch, we suspend our own happiness because of our fear of not having anyone special in our lives. Because of this, it is critical that people take their time in figuring out what they truly believe in and be willing to express that on a consistent basis in their relationships. Walking in someone else’s shadow may keep you, your partner, and others from recognizing how bright your light (e.g., personality, traits, attributes, etc.) is and how powerful you can be.