Experiencing life as our authentic selves requires a heaping helping of self-love.
Being able to honor your true self, unapologetically—loving every messy and varying part of our stories and present realities. Accepting who we are without judgment. Setting up boundaries that align with our inner-most desires. This takes work for some of us. And sometimes, a gentle nudge of reminding will help to keep the wheels of love turning for ourselves. With the right lighting, we can find ourselves at peace with the masterpieces we have always been, yet unable to see.
These quotes provide empowering encouragement to honor the self that we may find in desperate need of our love.
I hope you, too, find a few to take with you as your carry on about your days, letting the discomfort of an inauthentic life fall away.
>> The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.
>> You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself, first.
>> Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.
>> You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.
>> There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let others get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
>> No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
>> When I accept myself just as I am, I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me.
>> This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been to.
>> There is no sense in punishing your future for the mistakes of your past. Forgive yourself, grow from it, and then let it go.
>> I am not looking to escape my darkness, I’m learning to love myself here.
>> You’re a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do will never forget about you.