Take others into your heart, not into your self-esteem.
The part of me that is connected to others and to the divine speaks directly to my mind. It informs me of who I am, where I am, and Who is with me. The ego* tries to find some way to turn all situations into praise for itself, including problems and failures. But true self-esteem is build and sustained through connection with our Source. -Prather
*Edging God Out