Love of self is difficult, it is the hard road, not to sink, to give up, or to take our inner struggles and pain out on others. We each have a load to bear; no one is exempt, so seeking to grow in compassion can make each of us a healer for others. When there is failure, it is a spur to become more open to the grace that gives us the reward of loving, which is to love more, an eternal journey. That is why eternity is not boring, each moment a new revelation. Ever deeper in and higher up, if we keep an open heart and allow the Lover of our souls who seeks us in to our deepest recesses.