Sometimes I wonder if when I am writing for the Self-Love Warrior Blog or creating images for the Love Warrior Community if people notice these things. I ponder: How would I paint a picture for everyone on how to start their own Self-Love Journey?
Well, with any good piece of art, you should start with the artist, being me. I could only tell you what works for me.
For me, Self-Love has been like a smooth canvas. Every piece of good art has a blank canvas. Something you mold, capture and create. Self-love is a lot like that. When you begin on your journey, you have your canvas. You are the artist. Next, you have to figuratively find your medium. What drives you to self-love? What helps you with self-love?
I learned from my own canvas, or journey, that an author is an artist that has learned to paint with words. I most confidently learned to metaphorically paint a picture of self-love for myself with words. Da Vinci said, “the eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake.”
I can’t change my past, but I can start here, make a new beginning and maybe even paint one.
As a person who has suffered from body image issues most of my life, it was hard in the beginning trying to paint my own canvas of self-love. Little over a month ago I was graduating from eating disorder treatment. I was breathing and standing there, trying to say positive things, and I realized that graduating from treatment, mostly that recovery, didn’t mean that I all of a sudden like how I look and how I saw myself. I learned that I could change how I felt about myself every day. I learned this by practicing self-love daily, through writing, creating and promoting the one thing that helped me the most: Self-love.
Sometimes I find myself creating and writing more than painting, art forms that are not just about me. It is more than just an image I create. It is more than a blog entry I write. It is a canvas to my inner artist. It’s a canvas to those around me, and it is a canvas to others who have began their Self-Love Journey, as well as to those who are just starting their own.
The thing about canvases, you can always reach for another and start new. Just remember, Self-Love has nothing to do with your life circumstances. It’s based on your ability to accept the things you are experiencing and to paint something else!
WILL YOU CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SELF-LOVE DAILY AND CONTINUE WITH ME TO FURTHER THE SELF-LOVE REVOLUTION!!