Love yourself more.
And then love yourself most.
It’s the path to happiness. To lead forward with the greatest love you possess is both a gift to yourself and everyone else you come into contact with.
I haven’t been doing this to the best of my ability because I’ve been living in fear. I grasped this lesson once but had to relearn it through extreme lessons of heart wrenching pain. They came to test me and to teach me.
I realize something now though. These people that hurt me with their words and actions were/are not coming from a place of self love. They’re carrying their own pain into the world and acting from a place of extreme hurt.
I’ve been letting fear lead me. And guilt. I’m sure there are other wounded feelings involved too if I wished to delve and embellish further. But that’s not the point here.
The point is—when you can find your eyes in the mirror and honestly tell yourself that your actions are dictated with pure love and light—then you’re doing it right. As right as you know. And if everyone could operate from this place, the world would be such a different place.
I can’t control the whole world though. I can only control my actions and let my own light shine. I’m tired of carrying this weight in my bones and in my heart.
I’m choosing love.