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The thing about self love

The thing about self love is that it’s not this moment of enlightenment when you look in the mirror and the sun finally emerges from behind the storm and your eyes can see through the fog of the lies that you’ve grown to believe. It’s not a breathtaking moment of clarity that changes everything and that you can never come back from.
It’s living with yourself for awhile.
It’s listening to your own laugh, knowing the difference between the forced laughter and the easy laughter, and being able to see the importance in both. It’s sitting outside in the rain, listening to it, or just watching the rain from behind your window—but knowing that either of these choices can be good for you.
It’s like being married, being in love. It’s knowing that the other person isn’t perfect but that you need to make it work, and that you have to actively strive for it.
It’s accepting there are things inside and out that you’ll never like. It’s acknowledging the way your smile is crooked or your waist curves differently on either side or that your thighs are round, and that sometimes you’re a little snarky, but being willing not to put a requirement on what these ought to be instead.
It’s knowing that some days you’ll wake up and the fog will be back in your eyes but knowing that if you drive far enough, it’ll be clear.
Self love is like growing to love anyone. It’s not a huge aha moment in the same way that love will not always be fireworks and whirlwind romance. Some days it will be hard. Most days it will be slow. But everyday it will be worth it.

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“Far too often
we value
a body
more than
a soul.”

Michelle K., Body Versus Soul. (via michellekpoems)
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