Remember the famous SNL skit where Stuart Smalley states: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough?" I can remember laughing hilariously when I first saw it. There's nothing like making fun of something you know intimately and I've pretty much read every book on the topic of self-affirmation. Of course, now it's been proving scientifically that affirming and visualizing, in the way Smalley does, has dramatic effects. But long before SNL, the great teachers from the great traditions had already commanded us to love ourselves. Why? Because it's the way to world peace. Think it's impossible? Then listen to my story about support hose and you might change your mind....