Holding ourselves in a warmer, kinder embrace
In a world of objectification, where humans are reduced to labour, sex, numbers and labels such as consumer, many of us, myself included, fail to observe self with the objective witnessing view.
If we did, we might be disturbed at how we treat ourselves.
Be that our inner voice constantly haranguing about how we are not enough – not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, slim enough, wealthy enough…
Or how we fail to feed ourselves with good food, adequate rest, human connection, adventure, wonder, and simple spontaneous acts of joy.
How we undercharge for our value. How we give ourselves away. How we so often give so unreservedly to support others, yet fail to do the same with ourselves.
To practise self-care and self-love is to be in support of our best selves gifting the world with our light.
This is care as we would our own child. With tenderness, infinite love, holding the space for the magnificent potential we see so clearly and crossing the many barriers of discomfort to support our own child’s every opportunity. It includes doing the things that we are afraid of.
Because for those we love, causes we love, we do this, every time.
On this day we might hold ourselves in a warmer, kinder embrace.
Photo taken June 6th 2021