Loving and accepting yourself completely is the first step to finding happiness. It is only once you truly love yourself, that pure love can overflow and reach everyone else. Loving yourself does not mean being narcissistic, it means embracing and accepting all those parts of yourself, the good and the “bad”.
This poem reminds us of the importance of accepting and embracing all of our shadow sides. Those bad thoughts, shame, malice…are a part of us and repressing them only makes them stronger. When such shadows are not acknowledged and embraced, they pop up unexpectedly and cause havoc. When we embrace all aspects of ourselves, we […]