I love myself enough to put myself first. I used to have the desire to be a rock for others, but I serve them no purpose if I am not well. I can’t be a foundation if I am not sturdy.
“I can’t set myself on fire to keep others warm.”
I love myself enough to eat well, think well, and act well. I keep my mind, body, and spirit healthy. I keep my energy clean and pure. I protect my vibration.
I love myself enough to say no to the people and situations that I know aren’t serving me. I’ll never settle for half-love, half-care, or halfway. I won’t forget my own needs while trying to cater to someone else’s.
I won’t blame others for my pain. I am responsible for myself. people will do to me whatever I allow. Although it can be hard to distance myself, I’ll always put my peace of mind first. I love myself enough to let go.
I love myself enough to turn off my phone. I don’t have to respond to every text or call. I spend quality time with myself. Sleeping alone and enjoying a meal in solitude and silence are forms of self-care. I deserve it.
I admire my own flesh because no matter how hard I try, I will never shed this skin. I love, honor, and pleasure my own body.
I keep the person in the mirror close. I know all of her flaws, fears, and secrets, but I love her anyway. She is the only person who is guaranteed to be with me forever. She is the only person who can make me happy. Others can share in that happiness, but they can never create it for me.
Learning to love myself allows me to love others without expectation, resentment, or fear. I am no longer searching; I am no longer yearning. I am everything that I need.