This is the part that no preacher no teacher no therapist no spiritual guide, no career no educational degree can do for me.
Self love will reveal that you can love in a healthy manner.
Self love will reveal that if it’s not conducive to your growth and well-being, that you don’t have to accept it.
Self love will show you that you can, and always could have said “NO” to maintain your mental, physical and emotional well-being.
Self love enables you to be a better you for your children.
Self love lets you reflect so that you can see what led you down certain paths.
Self love will guard you and arm you with awareness so as not to flirt with self sabotage.
As I keep myself in check and question who or what in me needs to be heard the most in order to stop ignoring and collecting red flags in almost every single interpersonal relationship…
As I in fact still try to paint them white…
Which, metaphorically seems to be a statement of surrender and a declaration of my own defeat…
I remember –
If I can keep a vow to myself then I can in turn keep a vow to my children.
Leading by example is no longer optional.
What’s worse? A faulty hypocritical leader or the those who follow said individual?
I stand tall in my own mistakes, ten toes down rather than facing up. Full of gratitude for life.
This is the part that no preacher no teacher no therapist no spiritual guide no career no educational degree can do for me.