Mystics need a healthy dose of self-love. If we believe our Triune God loves all always then that must include us. God loves our current self and not just our future self. God loves us as we are and not who we are becoming. Sure, we need to go on the journey to greater love and giving of ourselves to others. But, this does not mean we are not loved right now the very way we are. We must love others the way they are right now. Jesus loved everyone as they were right as He met them. He loves us right now no matter what is transpiring in our lives. This may be one of the hardest things for us to do – but to find God within us is truly our destiny!