There are 3 facets of love. Giving it, Receiving it and Being It. For most of us it's easiest to give love. You choose to care about others, nurture them, express loyalty, and vessel of emotional, mental or physical support. It's get tough when it gets down to Being and Receiving love.
If you have no concept of self love or self acceptance, it's kind of tough to embody love. Taking care of yourself self, being gentle with yourself, honoring yourself, taking care of your body, respecting your own mind, body and spirit are all the many components of what it means to BE Love.
The beauty in practicing self love is that you actually learn to essentially fall in love with yourself. You're so consumed in love, you become it. That's what it means to BE Love. But even though you know how to give it and BE it, do you truly know how to receive it?
Are you comfortable enough to be vulnerable? Let people in whether it's platonic or romantic? Do you trust yourself enough that you will allow people who take note of how you choose to love yourself? Do you accept support, guidance and assistance from others? Do you accept affection and recognition? Are you open to the love others want to give you? Or do you have your own rules, guidelines and barriers?
BE open. BE accepting. All love that is healthy love is transformational; from the inside out. The love you begin to show yourself and the love you receive from others. You can only care for yourself so much, it's often others who are sent for special healing purposes. Its others who help us see the colors that we didn't know existed. It is others who will keep a safe place when we even want to run from ourselves.
We need mirrors to show us what we can't see. We are not meant to operate on our owns and this is why love may start with us but it ends outside of us.
BE Love, Give Love, Receive Love~
By: Tiffany W.