Have you ever wondered ‘how do I love myself’? Giving yourself bubble baths and buying your favourite flowers? While these are potentially meaningful self-care gestures, Self-Love is accepting yourself for the messy reality of who you are, warts and all.
If you’re able to hold a child in tenderness when they express anger, anxiety or overwhelm – are you able to exercise the same compassion towards yourself? Loving yourself is accepting that within your higher-self is a smaller-self (ego), that feels rage at its powerlessness and judges itself as inferior/superior to others.
What if you embrace this part with compassion and understanding?
In choosing Love rather than judgment, our higher-self naturally takes the driving seat, and our smaller self-becomes the passenger.
Notice today when you feel stressed, nervous, angry, tense, jealous, fearful, etc. Experiment with relating to this part of yourself as if you’re comforting a distressed child.