If I asked you to name everything you love, how long would it take you to say yourself?
Would you even mention yourself?
You need to know that love begins and ends with you.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, we get lost in the commercialization of it all and the idea of love that maybe isn’t accurate. We crave the “love” we see in movies. We attempt to foster relationships that maybe aren’t healthy or we go after the “love high” meanwhile the relationship we have with ourselves is far from where it needs to be.
A big piece of my blog centers around inner beauty and self-love. So many of us forget how important it is to love and accept who we are FIRST… yet our entire lives revolve around this, whether you are aware of it or not. How you feel about yourself affects every relationship you have. It will determine how others treat you, and it will alter the way you see the world.
I feel it’s my calling to remind as many people as I can that loving yourself is the most important thing you can and will ever do for yourself. I want to show you how beautiful you are. I want you to know that accepting yourself and fully embracing everything you are is crucial in your journey. You will realize the love you deserve and you will love others in a way that you never have before once you’ve fallen in love with your uniqueness.
The truth about love is that it begins and ends with you. You won’t be whole until you’ve acknowledged this. It might take weeks or years. Every day will come with new challenges and messages that will eat away at the relationship you have with yourself. But the more you understand that you are here for a reason, that you have a purpose, and that you are enough, the stronger you will become. Life will start to fall into place. True love will find its way to you. That’s how powerful all of this is.
So this Valentine’s Day, remember that love…. real, authentic love starts with you and how you feel about yourself. Keep in mind that the relationship with yourself is the foundation for every other relationship you have. The relationship you have with yourself, however, is the most important. Nurture it. Make it a priority. Be intentional about it.