Self-love is…knowing, appreciating and living your truest self. In other words, you aren’t hiding the “so-called” good, bad or ugly. If you have something to say, you say it. If you are ready to shine, you shine it. If you’re in a mood, you embrace it. If you’ve got it, you flaunt it. If it hurts, you cry it. If you’re lost, you ask for help. If you need to be alone, you create space. If you have a song, you sing it.
Consider living from this place—your inner marriage. It is where you come together as one, understanding that the whole is nothing without all of its parts. It is where authenticity lives. It is where you complete yourself.
Self-love isn’t mutually exclusive; it is inclusive of everything. Yes, everything! Every quirk, every pimple, every gray hair…all our talents, all our brilliance, all our geekiness…even our jealousies, temper tantrums, and rebel attitudes…including mistakes we ‘ve made, lies we’ve told or tests we’ve cheated on and of course…our fears, our vulnerabilities, our broken hearts and unspoken dreams.
When we know, appreciate and live our truest selves without reservation, we can be present to the present. Our crayon box is full to the brim with all our colors, always ready for us to create the technicolor lives of our dreams.
How can you love yourself today?