"Just as a jewel that has been buried in the earth for a million years is not discolored or harmed, in the same way this noble heart is not effected by all of our kicking and screaming. The Jewel can be brought out into the light at any time, and it will glow as brilliantly as if nothing had ever happened. No matter how committed we are to unkindness, selfishness, or greed, the genuine heart cannot be lost. It is here in all that lives, never marred and completely whole."
I think when we love ourselves, then we extend that kindness to others... not just humans but to the entire eco system we are a part of. Don't forget the jewel inside yourself and all around you!