Love is a feeling, an emotion, a state of being. When you focus on loving yourself, it is empowering. Doing so isn’t selfish; it is self-love. You are worthy to receive the same love that you give out. Don’t doubt your ability to love and to be loved.
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of self-love is the “regard for one’s own well-being and happiness.”
Practicing self-love is a choice. It is not the result of achieving this or attaining that. There is nothing to wait for or anyone to wait on. Self-love is not a destination; it’s a journey.
In his book, Whatever Arises, Love That, Matt Kahn refers to “the new paradigm of spirituality as a love revolution that begins with you,” which reminds us that self-love is essential as the basic foundation on which we build a happy and abundant life.
What is the Difference between Victimhood and Empowerment?
According to Matt, “In victimhood, you hold yourself emotionally hostage while waiting for others to tell you what they may not be able to say. Until they do, you remain at odds with life, blaming those who haven’t spoken the words you need to hear as the reason for your suffering.
On the other hand, Matt reminds us that the feeling of “empowerment is not about waiting for other people to say the right words at all. It is realizing how you are the one who needs to say the things that you’ve waited your entire life to hear. Only you hold the key to opening your heart by supporting yourself in a more consistent and intimate way.”
Now is the time to love you for who you are through the empowering act of self-love. It is time to love the choices you make. Feel empowered and give yourself permission to connect with and embrace the power of your heart as you focus on your physical health and mental/emotional well-being.
About the Author
Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness.