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Self-love & self-care.
everyone is talking about it. but what does it actually mean?
i could make the effort and look up some cool definitions from people who are supposingly experts in this field....or... i can simply become still and tune in with myself and that inner knowing inside of me to find my own definition.
that inner voice, that knows better than anyone else on this entire planet what my body needs and what my soul desires at any given moment.
that inner voice that guides me, supports me and protects me wherever i go.
last year i went through a long phase of ignoring that inner voice.
even though i know with all my being how important it is to nurture and nourish yourself, i simply chose not to.
i tell my students and clients about it all the time. "make your own health and well being your priority! take time for yourself! fill your cup" etc.etc.
yet, somewhere down the track i forgot to apply those same principles to myself. that's what we do, right?! it's so easy to give someone else advice, yet when it comes to your own life it looks very different.
last year i simply didn't listen. i wanted too much. and i didn't take the time to integrate all the changes in my life that i myself had called forth.
instead of giving my body rest, i pushed more. instead of being patient, loving and supportive towards myself, i got frustrated and upset. instead of being grateful for what i got, i focused on all the things i didn't (yet) have. instead of shifting my focus, i stayed in this negative head space and on top of that beat myself up for it, for not being my happy and vibrant self.
last year brought a whole new meaning to the word self love to me.
to me self love is.. ..respecting and honouring the person i am no matter where i am at the time.. ..to love myself without any conditions ..to forgive myself for anything i have done that wasn't in the highest good of all
..to believe in myself and my abilities ..to be present with myself and aware of my needs ...to give to myself whatever it is that i need, instead of expecting other people to fill in the cracks
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