The V-Day organization has asked 1 billion people to rise “to show the world our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders” and renew efforts to end violence against women. I would like to suggest that we replace violence with love, and that we start with the love of the self.
How do you show love to yourself?
How do you show love when the world tells you that you are unworthy of love? When it is illegal to love who you want to love? When your lover is a secret.
What would it take for you to love yourself?
How would you know when you truly love yourself?
For me, loving myself means being kind to myself. It means putting myself first. Taking time to read, nurturing my soul, listening to music…Akua Naru, Erykah Badu, Miguel… Loving myself means taking a couple of days off to spend at the beach. Show myself love is communing with the ones I love – family, friends, my community of sisters.
Loving myself means I am loved. Love is living in the now. Love is exhaling.
What does loving yourself mean to you?
Rise in Love.