Many of us have been on a personal journey that has taken us through various emotional states. For some, it may have been the need to be liked by others, or the desire to constantly receive appreciation from those we love. However, it is important to remember that we are not defined by external validation. The love that we give and receive should come from a place of pure intentions and selflessness. We should strive to be our best and highest selves, and to love because we are love. This journey of self-discovery can be challenging, but it is a vital step towards personal growth and realizing our potential.