|Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be,
because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose,
and then where are you?
Self love and self care is a noticing what is happening inside with deliberate attention, slowness and curiosity and asking “what do I need right now and what would be good for me right now?” and listening…. and waiting… for the reply coming from inside. If an obstacle comes in, notice and see if you can feel its roots and offer compassion and wait like a mother waits with her crying child. Self love and self care is also about taking into consideration well being in a larger context. Slowing down and asking, “What do I stand for? What do I want to create in my lifetime? What are my priorities? What tends to get in my way?”, and then making sure our present action is in line with what we intend. Along the way there is always discomfort in larger and smaller doses and lovingly we can practice meeting each “ouch” with care. Over and over we stop what we are doing to give ourselves our full and kind attention forever. This is self care.