Philautia refers to the love we give to ourselves. This is not vanity, or anything like narcissism, but our joy in being true to our own values. You know that feeling when you can look upon yourself and be proud of the fact that you live a life respectful of others and have achieved greatness without holding anybody else back from the same.
The strength to truly care for ourselves so that we can in turn care for others. This is the basis of philautia. In order to be able to truly love another person, a person needs first to love oneself, in the way of respecting oneself, and knowing oneself
‘Feeling Like A King’ is a song from the Choose Love album which explores the familial aspect of the love called philautia.