"I love and approve of myself exactly as I am." You wouldn't believe how long it took for those words to even enter my awareness; let alone experience feeling that in my body. I had been spoken to, treated and trained to think so little of myself.
Your Relationship to who you are - is the most important relationship you will ever have. Everything stems from you. What you think and how you feel about yourself is reflected to others through your words and behavior. And, people treat you accordingly.