Being gentle with ourselves is an energy, an intention,
A deep willingness to soften, tune in, and allow.
A willingness to be present—
Willing to allow
Whatever it is—to be
Whatever we feel—to exist
Whatever we are experiencing—within ourselves—
To be experienced, to flow, to happen.
It’s a tender desire to understand
Why we behave
How we behave
And to hold space for whatever arises into our conscious awareness.
To watch it.
To learn from it.
To be with it.
It’s holding space for the parts of us that feel weak or afraid,
The parts of us that ache
Or are unsure.
It’s not just an external act of self-care,
But an attitude, an energy
A deep intention
To be self-loving.
To move forward—with conscious intention.
To hold space for ourselves.
And our experiences.
To understand the deepest layers of ourselves
Through the eyes of awareness
It doesn’t mean we don’t work hard
Or push through.
It doesn’t mean we’re not resilient
Or that we just do what’s easy.
Or avoid what’s not.
It means we move with warmth
Through all of it.
Through all of life and our lived experiences.
Being gentle with ourselves
Allows us to
Hold space for everything—
For ourselves and
All of our experiences.
It’s an energy,
A deep, loving intention
To treat ourselves with kindness