When one begins to practice unconditionally loving them self, they are also nurturing a positive relationship between their mind, their body, and their being.
Unconditional love is not something that can be obtained, or a goal that is to be reached. Unconditional love is something that we as human-beings are constantly learning how to practice and cultivate within our own lives.
So many of us often create limitations for ourselves by reinforcing self-constructed negative belief-systems, like patterns of self-doubt and self-judgement. In my personal experience, it feels much better to work towards letting go of such a mentality, and to give yourself a break.
One thing I have learned is the importance of making myself aware of the fact that it is okay to make mistakes, as long as I am able to perceive these mistakes as a lesson to learn from instead of a grievance with the power to hold me back from growing.
Instead of holding such high exceptions for ourselves, as if we’re not human-beings with imperfections, we should work towards being more compassionate and understanding towards ourselves, as we can then more genuinely express compassion and understanding towards others.
It is not selfish to prioritize yourself; if anything, once one practices loving them self unconditionally, they can then radiate that love to others, and share it with whomever they decide to share it with.
You are already complete as you are, you don’t need any external validation to determine your self-worth, and that is truth. ♥
Patience, forgiveness, nourishment, making peace with being alone, a nice warm bath; self-love takes many forms, but at the end of the day, it simply comes down to what works best for one personally, based on their own personal life-experiences.
Trust in whatever feels right for you, and everything else will begin to fall into place.