Some people recoil at the idea of self-love, mixing it up with narcissism and indulgence in oneself. Self-love means caring for and appreciating yourself, paying close attention to your own spiritual growth, health, happiness, needs, and support systems, while simultaneously noticing patterns of behavior that might be detrimental to yourself. It means challenging yourself in healthy ways and not being judgmental of yourself, but rather being understanding, helpful, and discerning. Self-love is a daily practice, and one that benefits us in the broader world by helping us build healthy relationships, strong connections, clear boundaries, confidence, empathy, and awareness.
Poems for accepting all that you are―including those parts of yourself that you wish you could disown “Give yourself permission to rest, and be silent, and do nothing. Love this aloneness, friend. Fall into it. (Don’t worry. You won’t disappear. I am here to catch you.
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