I have been working with a practitioner who recently asked me to come up with my definition of what self love is. At this point in my life, I kinda wish I could say I have this mastered, but my friends-this area of my life is a work in progress. This is a no-shame zone! Life is unfolding in the perfection of each and every moment. And I say a work in progress with much enthusiasm! If per-chance I had this portion of my life mastered, I wouldn't be on the journey that I am. I wouldn't be connecting. I wouldn't be seeking. I wouldn't be so curious to know a different way. I find myself so interested about the topic of loving self. It has been my experience that loving the 'self' has been construed towards narcissism, but I am hoping to re-define that and swing self-love towards the measurement of devotion. Devotion is termed as a profound dedication. These words are scrumptious in context and even more delicious as they are devoured by my heart.
What if right now you put down your phone, disconnected from your computer, and just tuned into the internal landscape of the amazingness that is you? How would your life shift if you were as eager to know yourself as you are to know another? How can you become even more devoted to the pitter patter of your own heart?
Here's a little snip of my definition of self love:
"Self love is a country I would define my allegiance to in a moment's notice, but I seem to be an infrequent traveler to its territory. I often desire to pack my bags and whisk my heart away, but invariably fear tugs at my dreams and says, "Who are you?" To which I too often have replied, "I'm not sure?" I know who I've been in the past because of conditions, situations, fears, desires, curiosity, etc., but most importantly I feel Self Love asking me again in this moment, "What is Self Love?"
Self love is the leap of faith that springboards the heart into action. It is the cherishing of the journeying and the willingness to wander about in one's life. Self love is the mirror of true reflection that asks for compassion. Self love traverses through landmines of knowledge, into skies of celestial wisdom- returning appreciation to the pilgrim of this life long journey. Enchantment is alive and well within the meaning of self love-enchantment about the body that house our souls, about the laughter that roars from our spirits and the friendship that connects the kindred vibes of our tribe. Self love always asks us to step to the edge of our comfort zone and transform ourselves into the most brilliant expression of love. Self love forgives. Forgive yourself and the seeker of life who has been searching for experiences and situations in which to grow their souls-this is between them and their creator. Self love holds a space for opposites to exist. Travel to the countries of your heart. You are too awake not to know who you are in this magnificent energy of self love! Dedicate your life to waking up moment after moment, time after time, experience after experience. Love has been devoted to you since you took your first breath, and will remain with you for all time. Honor this friend who has devoted their life to you!"
May You Sweetly Seek:)