Jesus said," Love God with all your heart, and soul, and love thy neighbor, as thy self."
With our world in such sad shape, it is obvious, that we all are feeling pretty crappy about ourselves. Think about it, it should be natural to love yourself, you fight to stay alive everyday. But how many of us really do love ourselves, in the way that Jesus meant?
Everyone has some issues with them self. Let's face it, no one is perfect. I believe our world is a high school of learning for soul, and that is why we are here, because we aren't perfect!
However, try to see things from God's point of view..... Love. We exist because God loves us. There is nothing you have to do, no one you have to be. Be yourself! RELAX. You will never be closer to God than you are right now.
MIKE'S LAW: YOU ARE AS CLOSE, OR AS FAR FROM GOD AS YOU CHOOSE TO BE, THE DISTANCE YOU FEEL FROM GOD IS IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF.
We have been all taught to feel guilty when ever be screw up. This is a control factor taught by the religions.
Life is nothing more than one huge trial and error experiment. We learn by making mistakes. By feeling guilty, or ashamed, the natural response is to hide from God because we feel unworthy, as Adam and Eve did after the fall. We create our own separation from God. To know God you have to let him see you. Of course we never hide from God, but we shut him out. We need to take responsibility for our actions, but drop the guilt. Accept yourself and know inwardly that God does love you.
Now love thy self.