We are all just trying to get ok with who we are. Flaws, f&ck ups, mistakes, fears and everything else in between still make us who we are. Sometimes we are so focused on improving ourselves we forget to love even the misguided parts of ourself. You know those parts need love too. The parts that you’re trying to heal and maybe aren’t so proud of still need to be loved.
What I mean is if you’re on a path of self-discovery…if you’re on a path of healing…don’t push away the ugliness of it all. Embrace it. Really and truly embrace it with all that you are because it makes you, you. I used to always get so mad at myself for my fears or insecurities or my angry attitude….but now that I’ve worked to heal all those things I can look back lovingly and be filled with gratitude they even existed. Had they not existed…I wouldn’t be the woman I am today. I wouldn’t be full of love, understanding, kindness, honesty and compassion if I hadn’t been operating from the other extreme for so long. I wouldn’t be so confident had I not been so insecure for many years. I wouldn’t be able to chase my dreams fearlessly without having felt scared to do what ignites my spirit and makes me passionate.
See NOW it’s easy to embrace it but it’s important to own it in the midst of it. Why? So it can leave that much easier. See these “unhealed” parts of ourselves are just void of love…OUR LOVE. It’s not our parent’s love or a significant other’s love…OUR LOVE. It’s up to you to give yourself what you need and what makes that hard is the experiences we have that impact how we see ourselves in this world BUT that’s not an excuse to not provide you with what you need. Meaning: So maybe you had a sh*tty childhood…embrace it. It made you who you are. Maybe you’ve had a string of bad relationships…own it. What once knocked you down you WILL master. Perhaps you struggled with addiction or through depression or anxiety…love yourself for it. You got through and came out and maybe you still battle it but you’ve gotten stronger and that makes YOU who you are. You are unique for all these things and though we all can relate on some level to each other….no one is you and yes that’s your f&cking superpower. It’s unlike anyone else’s and it’s time you really learn to LOVE all parts of who you were AND are because unconditional love is the only thing that is true. Stop putting conditions on who you are so you can watch that be reflected back in the world around you. Today’s Daily Affirmation is: