“it was when i stopped searching for home within others
and lifted the foundations of home within myself
i found there were no roots more intimate
than those between a mind and body
that have decided to be whole.
― Rupi Kaur
You have a beautifully curious mind—embrace this, appreciate this. Not everyone can see outside the box like you do. Not everyone is inspired and strengthened by the world as you are. This is what makes you unique and allows you to burn bright in this sometimes dark world. Don’t stomp out that curiosity, but stop searching for your home in others. Recognize that you are at home within your soul. Recognize that you are already whole.
“True self-acceptance shows up in that moment when you realise that peace cannot co-exist with war. The moment you choose to stop being your own enemy and to love yourself instead.”
― Rebecca Ray
You are an amazing person, so compassionate and careful, always there for the people who need you. You are resilient, stable, strong. Instead of fighting yourself, instead of creating wars in your own mind, accept the peace you’re searching for. That peace is within your skin.
“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert
You are a fiery person, always social, always adventurous, always seeking the world around you and trying to make sense of it. Celebrate who you are—a passionate and answer-seeking soul. Embrace yourself right where you are. Love your mess.
“As you build trust in yourself, your ability to expand your vision and fully live in your magnificence is amplified.”
― Miranda J. Barrett
You are truly magnificent. You put others first, you are protective, you are often selfless, and you are dedicated to the people and things you love. These are beautiful qualities. But don’t forget to put the love you’re giving out into yourself, too. Don’t forget to trust your heart, and be proud of who you are. You are worth every bit of love you share with the rest of the world.
“No one is you and that is your super power.”
― Elyse Santilli
You are proud, standing tall and bold, falling into leader roles, being the guide and support for those around you. But sometimes you forget who you are. Sometimes you put on a mask of confidence when you’re not feeling that way inside. Don’t lose yourself trying to be someone else. Don’t forget your strength, hiding behind fake arrogance. You are who you are. And that is your power. You are who you are. And that is more than enough.
“It’s not what you are that is holding you back. It’s what you think you are not.”
You have a brilliant mind, always thinking, processing, analyzing. One of your best attributes is your ability to use that deep head of yours, but sometimes this leads to self-doubt. And you can’t let it. You are incredible. You are wise. You are strong, even in your silence. Stop allowing fear to creep into your mind—it’s not that you’re not enough, it’s that you think you’re not enough. And that’s simply not true.
“Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.”
― Carrie Bradshaw
You are so selfless, so loving, so peaceful, so kind. There are many wonderful aspects of who you are, but sometimes you get lost. Sometimes you put others’ happiness before your own and end up in this wishy-washy state, unsure of what you want or who you are. Don’t forget all the beautiful parts of yourself. Don’t forget the kindness of your soul. Don’t forget that you can still love others, but you must love yourself.
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
― Louise L. Hay
You are disciplined, independent, and fearless, and yet, when it comes to your self-love, you are often your own worst enemy. Sometimes you get so wrapped up in your own thoughts that you tear yourself down, that you forget you are worthy, that you are valued. Instead of criticizing, change your perspective. See your reflective nature as a strength, not a weakness. See your stubbornness as a virtue, not a flaw. See who you are as enough, as complex, as something to be approved rather than dismissed. Stop being so hard on yourself; you are doing just fine.
“The surest way to lose your self-worth is by trying to find it through the eyes of others.”
― Becca Lee
You are a wanderer, always searching, always exploring, always finding a new adventure or dream to chase. This is the beautiful part of you, the part others often admire. But on your journeys, don’t let others define you or your path. Learn, embrace, and grow, but don’t seek answers to your self-questioning in the hands and bodies and eyes of others. You are you, and you are. Don’t ever forget that.
“Comparison is an act of violence against the self.”
― Iyanla Vanzant
You are goal-oriented, driven, and a born leader. You see the big picture, focused on the future and what’s to come and where you want to be when you get there. These are wonderful qualities, admirable qualities. But sometimes as you look ahead, you also look around. You see where others are and you compare yourself, losing your sense of pride and accomplishment for all the incredible things you’ve done. Don’t lose sight of your success, of confidence, of self-love, simply by measuring your worth against someone else. You are capable and have conquered so much. Let that be your self-definition.
“Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and be who you are.”
― Brene Brown
You give and give and when you’ve given so much, you give some more. That is who you are, a person who is connected to everyone around you without hesitation. But sometimes you allow that selflessness to get the best of you. You want to fill shoes, fill holes, fill hearts of people, so much so, that you forget who you really are. Don’t change your giving nature, but don’t give yourself away in the process. Forget what and who the world expects you to be, and simply be you. You are astounding, just as you are.
“You aren’t the awkwardness that came from being stepped on and over-pruned. You are the spirt that survived. You are the deep roots that continued to grow beneath the surface even when you were outwardly rejected. You are the life that went on despite being mowed over time and time again.”
― Cristen Rodgers
You get lost in your own head, in your own self-doubt, in outward rejection or pain that has become internal because you took it to heart. Let that go. You are not what the world says. You are not the evil that has tried to break you down. Though you may allow your mind to spin a web of untrue thoughts, it’s time you saw your value rather than your weakness. It’s time you saw your growth and beauty, rather than what has tried to stomp you out.