“There is no one to impress, nothing to get, nowhere to rush to, nothing to miss out on. The truth is always there , plain and simple, hiding somewhere near you”.
(from the book, ‘The Buddha Next Door’ by Zan Gaudioso and Greg Martin)
Yes, the person we need to impress and go to is- always us. The truth is really simple too. Once we love and respect ourselves, others love and respect us too (see the post on 11th June, “Love after Love’). As Buddhist teacher Nichiren says, “When you bow to a mirror, the reflected image bows back”.