The world is full of people hating themselves for their defects and flaws. Being in my own recovery I have found out that I should never feel ashamed about myself.
One thing that has been helpful is that my journey began with forgiveness. Forgiveness of myself was so hard: for harming my body, for not loving it. I understood that true joy and peace were not found in sex, drugs, or my eating disorder, but only in self-love, compassion, freedoms, and embracing my flaws.
Self-love is where I am, surprised to find myself settling with myself– free from my old ways. I can now expose the tender, vulnerable parts of myself – and by doing that I can still find love and acceptance.
Every day through self-love I discover that recovery continues to become tangible in my life. I am surrounded by people who love me that I can take my struggles to. And through all my willingness to be open, I learn more about myself.
I suppose something that is very important is that self-love has me right where I need to be. That each day I am moving from victim to victorious.
Learning to overcome my shame requires the constant everyday learning of new positive beliefs.
I am a beautiful, strong survivor and no one can take that away from me. Only me. I have to tell myself that I deserve self-love, recovery and that I am a warrior!
I AM A WARRIOR!! BUT IT’S LITERALLY AN EVERYDAY, MINUTE-BY-MINUTE, DAY-BY-DAY, HOUR-BY-HOUR DECISION. I AM A WARRIOR EVERY DAY THAT I CHOOSE SELF-LOVE & RECOVERY!!
I want to remind myself and others that I am more. You are more. We all are More, more than what society sees as beautiful, talented or anything else.
We all deserve self-love for all the times we doubted who we are. I am more. YOU are more. WE all are more. We all deserve self-love for all the times we overcame something terrible. I am more. YOU are more. WE all are More. We all deserve self-love because we are more than our stressors, our ailments, our pasts. I am more. YOU are more. WE all are more. We all deserve self-love because without it there wouldn’t be any compassion, peace, and joy! I am more. YOU are more. WE all are more.
If I can offer anyone one thing, one truth, one thought: We all are more, and we all can be more, do more, experience more, and love more.
WILL YOU CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SELF-LOVE DAILY AND CONTINUE WITH ME TO FURTHER THE SELF-LOVE REVOLUTION!!