Danette May's Lotus Journal - February 2020

Filling Your Cup Filling

STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY TO LOVING YOURSELF

February is known as the month of love. This often means celebrating our romantic partners and those we care about. We shower them with presents, sweets, and affection — all to make sure they feel our love. It feels good to be loved, and we don’t ever want those we care about to forget it.

But what about yourself? Have you practiced showing love to yourself lately?

I have been on a radical journey the past eight years to dive headfirst into love with myself. It was in my chaos, my downfalls, and the mud of my life that I realized how necessary it was for me to make loving myself a priority. Throughout this journey, I’ve discovered my truth and the strength I have within my soul. I’ve found how powerful a tribe of women can be. I’ve discovered how vital it is to continually love myself. And through it all, I’ve learned that when we are in a state of love for life and ourselves, we have a tremendously positive effect on so many around us. But the path to self-love and radically shifting how you care for yourself can be confusing. The word “self-love” is loaded on its own, and as you begin your journey, you may wonder what it means to love yourself and how to do it. It’s easy to hide behind this for fear of discovering what it means to truly love yourself, but once you break down that barrier, you will thrive in the power it gives you. Get started — or continue on your path — with a few of my methods, adapted from Tiny Buddha, a writer I love. 1. Embody love in everything you do. Give your loving attention to each task at hand. The more love you put into whatever it is you are doing, the more you will cultivate a love-filled consciousness. Start simply with everyday tasks, even if it is just brushing your teeth. Regardless of how CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ...

February 2020

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