Feelings of unworthiness and self-loathing cause untold suffering. They can make people feel alone and unwanted in a roomful of friends. That's why it is so important to get over it — admitting that you are who you are and that's good enough — because until you are able to feel worthy, other people may love you, but you will be unable to believe them, or feel their love. And you deserve to feel their love! You are worthy of love right here, right now. It can — and must — start with loving yourself.

Ira Byock, The Four Things That Matter Most