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Choose to appreciate yourself. 💗

When I finish mandalas, I like to encircle them in affirmations that arise for me while creating them. This one (photo below) says:

“Love is at the center of all creation. Love is your true nature. Trust the wisdom of your heart.”

I drew it a few months ago.

As I was flipping through my sketchbook recently, its message is the one my heart needed most.

I thought I’d share it for anyone else who might need it, too.

I find myself struggling at times with the demands of outdated societal norms.

Honestly, I have never quite felt safe or relaxed in our society.

It often demands a fast pace when I need stillness, it is often harsh when I need gentleness, and it seems to devalue the things that are important to me like music and art.

I spend a lot of time unraveling these learned societal patterns that are incongruent with my true nature.

I often need a lot of time by myself to navigate this. Perhaps you are that way, too.

If you happen to read this, I hope you choose to appreciate yourself and honor the beautiful being that you are.

Remember that self-care is important.

When you care for yourself, you shine more brightly and give with a more joyful heart.

We need a world that is filled with people who love and respect themselves… and who let that love and respect overflow into the world. 💗🙏💗


“Be kinder to yourself, and then let your kindness flood the world.” – Pema Chödrön

“There’s nothing more important on our spiritual path than developing gentleness to oneself.” - Pema Chödrön



May you always feel the LOVE that surrounds you. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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