“Love does not begin and end like we think it does. Love is a battle, Love is a war,love is growing up” -James Baldwin.
We are brought into this world only ever knowing one type of love, the love from our parents, the love of a family. Our father shows us strength, hard work and motivation, our mother shows us compassion,beauty, passion and in turn we find perseverance, confidence, and happiness. But not all of us in this universe are so lucky to be given this type of love we are so destined to have.
We as individuals have a different story in all of us that sets us apart. Whatever life we are given, the lack of one parent or both, we each find a way to figure out how our story ends and what we make of it. Some of us look to others for adoration for acceptance.
But the one kind of love that can never be taken, the one kind of love that can only be altered or defeated is that of ourselves.
Your heart, your soul can hold love for each and every substance or being that this world could offer, but it can’t ever be true or real unless you love yourself first. To love yourself is to believe that your are a fighter, to believe that you can overcome and that everything is possible, to smile at your hard work and believe you did your best, to stand up for your beliefs no matter the opinions of another, to accept the opinion of another but to still be true to who you are. To keep pushing forward no matter what gravity has in store. To never give up, no matter the struggle.
To love yourself is where confidence,compassion,beauty, motivation and strength comes from.
We are not all lucky to have have had teachings passed down to us, but that is what life is for. We are so lucky to have what is around to mold into what we are destined to be.
It all starts within ourselves, harness your power, believe in the impossible, and push forward to your tomorrow.
Love is a beautiful thing and those who are willing to search will be given the key you,yourself are holding.
” If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell will you learn to love someone or something else.” Ru Paul.
-Article written by Andy E. for Healing Broken Hearts Project