If You’re Seeking Freedom, First Learn To Love Yourself Freely

Are you looking for freedom? Then I suggest you look for love. ⁣

I don’t mean the kind of love with kisses that spread like galaxies through our bodies. I mean the kind of love that shows you how to love yourself no matter what phase the moon is in. ⁣⁣

I don’t mean the kind of love that makes you daydream happy endings. I mean the kind of love that makes you manifest new beginnings.⁣

I don’t mean the kind of love that gets wrapped up in sheets and passion. I mean the kind of love that lifts your head off the pillow even when you don’t want to rise. ⁣

If you seek freedom, then look for love.⁣

I don’t mean the kind of love that holds hands and laughs as you stroll. I mean the kind of love that makes you walk with your head held high, even alone. ⁣

I don’t mean the kind of love that makes plans for dinner. I mean the kind of love that makes plans with your soul. ⁣

I don’t mean the kind of love that spills your heart out onto the table. I mean the kind of love that heals all the parts of you that were ever broken. ⁣

If you seek freedom, look for love. ⁣

Don’t look for love within the eyes of a stranger or a lover. Look for love within the eyes you see in the mirror, rimmed with potential and dewy with hope. ⁣⁣

Can you love yourself enough to get through long days, hard days, and rainy days? Can you find the love within you to get you through? ⁣

Freedom is being able to walk a million miles in your own shoes without needing to keep up with anyone else’s steps.⁣

So can you trust the steps you take? Can you smile when you make a wrong turn? Can you admire the journey you create all on your own?⁣

If you are truly seeking freedom, then look for the love that lives within you. Look for the love that carries your heart and cradles to your soul. Look for the love that guides you and holds you and heals you. ⁣

If you are seeking freedom, learn to love yourself freely. TC mark

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