When we meditate and get in touch with our inner essence, our spirit, it becomes easy to love ourselves. Our spirit is always good by its very definition and part of the power of meditation is that we can have direct connection to our core. When we make contact with our spirit the feeling of inadequacy falls away.
If on the other hand, we try to antidote not feeling good about ourselves through our behavior alone, it always falls short. We are human, we make mistakes, we are moody, some people like us and some donʼt. Chasing the feeling of consistent self-esteem from the human condition alone is quite demanding and disappointing.
When we feel our core essence—self-esteem just is. And remarkably with this awareness our behavior becomes a reflection of our positive attitude.