Self Love is the truest form of bravery there is.
When you start to dive deeply into this way of being, as self love is a way of life not simply an action we take every once in awhile, you will see the profundity of the courage that true self love requires.
You see, to live a life of self love is to embrace yourself. All of yourself. Every piece, be it broken, messy, in transition, complete, growing, expanding or somewhere in between, as an important and wanted aspect of your being. You are no longer playing the game of preference with yourself, but rather choosing to see that perfection IS all that you are. You are choosing this embracing of the self in a world that is telling you to do anything BUT embrace yourself. This takes courage.
You are choosing to own the journey as you choose this self love path. You have released the idea of the destination being the place where worthiness happens and have found that worthiness is only found in this moment. Each moment. That the choice to own yourself or not is simply ever present and neither option is ever forced upon you. You are choosing to own the journey in a world that tells you the end goal is all there is. This takes bravery.
On this path of self love, you are embracing that you don’t know what you don’t know. You are no longer desperate to have it all figured out, to have all your ducks in a row, to be ‘perfect’ in any externalized sense of the word. You become open to the flow of information, to the idea that you will always be learning, growing and expanding and that this does not mean you were wrong at any point along the path before. You are strong enough to change while loving the one who had to change.
You are taking that final leap from childhood to adulthood. Where you realize that at the end of the day, you are the source of love. That the well of love within you can never be emptied. That the love of others is enhanced by your own knowledge of inner resource. You let go of needing that external love, and can instead embrace it humbly as an addition to the love that pours forth from within the depths of you. You have let go of needing others to love you, and thus you are liberated to be yourself.
Choosing self love is choosing to own all of you. To be all of you. To show up as all of you.
This is courage, because in this you will be what the world needs. Not always what it wants, but what it needs.
Self love is the bravest act there is. An open heart and a pure intention of being all that you are is matched by no other act.
Ali Washington is a Spiritual Guide, Life Coach, Reiki Master, Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher who is here to support light workers in finding their truth and living from that place.
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