What is the root of your love?
All that you know and define as love seems to be shaped by the types of relationships: parental and romantic.
The hurt, pain, dishonesty, betrayal, neglect, abandonment, or sheer disappointment. The beauty, joy, encouragement, butterflies, passion, nurturing, and warmth.
In exploring my own understanding of self love, I realized that so much that we do is shaped by our understanding of love in relation to our being. See, there are some life defining relationships which totally shape who you are in life and to yourself.
relationships can infuse confidence, compassion, sincerity, joy, hope, renewal and faith in your life. they can also, and for most not so well adjusted adults, leave a trail of fear, discomfort, low self esteem, and issues with trust and vulnerability.
There's no wonder why so many choices outside of our relationships reflect the insecure trail mix left behind by these relationships. Someone told you some things, attacked your character, seemingly took your power and it shaped not only how you perceive yourself, but also how you navigate this world.
How women are insecure of their body or features because a parent or mate ridiculed them? Dont have the confidence in their abilities because someone said youre not good enough or are meant to do something else? Are afraid to be in love because of past hurts? Distantly fall in last with sequel encounters because that's easier than trusting someone or they're so scarred from sexual assault or rape?
You understanding the root of YOUR love is essential to unlocking some unknown secrets in life. Because I don't know you, I don't know what that is. I do know that we all experience fear; often for different reasons, but it very well affects our lives in 1 or another.
Self love is the answer. It will help you face some truths, learn some accountability and practice acceptance.
Need somewhere to start? Purchase my new book, BE Love: Daily Intentions Guiding You to Self Love
By: Tiffany Wright