Self Love is not just an expression, or a ritual. It's the language I use, to speak with my soul. The importance of self-love goes way beyond just taking care of yourself, and listening to your "needs." In my journey of self discovery, self-love played an important role in finding the 'beauty' within me again. It's not just the physical beauty, but a deep acceptance of myself-that's going to stay forever. No criticisms and judgement can ever send me back to those old lanes of self-doubt and self-hatred again!
“You must learn to love yourself before you can love someone else.” ~Sonja Mylin
In writing this post and creating these eCards of Self Love my only desire is to share a message of hope. When I created these 'special patterns, I had this belief in my heart that, my artwork and eCards with personal messages of hope and courage will find a way in everyone's heart to find their reasons to live a better life again, to begin again, and to heal.
These are completely new set of eCards made with love and care for this valentine's day to remind you to,"show some love to yourself too! You will also find new and unique Valentine's Day eCards made by me, Epsita
It takes an enormous amount of courage to open up and engage in important healing after being gone through too many struggles/pain. Loving self feels like the last option to recover and heal, and to find the strength again, and to get back up. By asking for support or by sharing our stories, we open ourselves up to be vulnerable, and may be that vulnerability was the reason in the first place that, we were hurt again and again!
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” Brené Brown
By acknowledging my pain, emotions, and feelings that I go through everyday, or have faced in the past; I allow myself to heal and find the courage to be me again. Self love became my voice that has helped me to recover, and has have allowed me to begin to love and trust in myself again.
I have wasted years of my life feeling like a failure. I still get into judging myself quite often. For years my internal voice was relentless: “You’re worthless, you’ve no skills, you’re so stupid, you're not smart.” My inner critic never allowed me to see the light, and the best in myself. If you're able to relate to any of it, then let me tell you that this is how self-doubt and self-criticisms looks like. It takes time to shift from self-criticism to self-compassion. But this process will lead you to love yourself unconditionally.
With each day things can and definitely will get better. Just allow yourself to make mistakes, to fall apart, but always get back up with the trust that you're enough and you're doing enough. You are beautiful, you are loved, and you are a survivor. Be kind to yourself.