Eleni Sarantinou bLU Talks 2019

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge

I was born in Greece, the home of olives and grapes. I studied Economics and had a successful career in IT before stumbling across Life Coaching and NLP. Today, I’m an NLP trainer, a Life Coach, a wife, a mother, a world traveller. Nothing gives me more joy than sharing what I’ve learnt, and am still learning, with you. Read more

I Love Me

Love is. Love cannot be expected because of family ties, history together or help offered. Love cannot be demanded nor forced or pushed upon anyone. It instantly dies. Love cannot be measured, calculated or estimated. As a parent, child, friend, lover or fellow world citizen, let us create the right space for the others to BE while we love them unconditionally. Love then is. If we do crave for more love, let us start by loving ourselves more first.

Do we know how to love and be loved? Do we know what stops us from loving ourselves fully?

This is what one can call the one million dollar question: what is it that blocks us from fully and truly love ..us?

Often people believe that they are just not loveable and yet they yearn to be loved by someone else. Someone who will save them from this love-lessness and they only get disappointed when that someone walks away and takes ‘love’ with him/her. And then, the search carries on for the next one to bring love to their life and make them feel loveable; sometimes they beg a lover to just ‘love’ them or cling on to a child or expect a friend to close the void by being with them all the time. ‘Will you love me forever?’; such an unfair question to anyone. People go ahead and form partnerships and marry each other on the basis of the answer of this ultimately weak question. And when this does not happen as maybe promised, they become obsessive, angry, lost, lonely. When in fact, the only thing they need to do is listen to the voice inside them screaming to just take a look and find ‘love’ in there.

And there is plenty of love if they take a look closely and find what part of them needs more affection, respect and appreciation. True love for oneself is pure and contagious and the building block for life-long fulfilling relationships.

Change Book Cover

The Change Book Series is all about empowerment and collaboration! My chapter with title ‘Sacrifice-less’ came straight from my heart in a flash.
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