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SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 363: this thing called self

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This whole journey of self love is based on the premise that there is a self to love.

If there is a self to love, who is it that is loving this self of mine?
Is the self who is receiving the love a different entity than the one who is giving it?
If the love I feel for another is really a reflection of the love I have for myself, then what is the love I have for myself?
Is it even possible to love my self?
Are these questions just another way I avoid loving myself?

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SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 362: Contact

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First point of contact: I see you. I am seen. I am worthy of being seen.
Second point of contact: I hear you. I am heard. I am worthy of being heard.
Third point of contact: I touch you. I am touched. I am worthy of being touched.
Fourth point of contact: I love you. I am loved. I am worthy of being loved.

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SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 361: (stars)

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“We are all made of stars” – Moby
“I am you and you are me” – Nine Inch Nails

Knowing we are all made of the same stuff, however that happened, helps me get through the challenging moments. I feel less alone, and part of a greater thing than the tiny, singular universe that I inhabit.

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SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 360: Efficient in the Kitchen

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I feel good about my skills in the kitchen. I’m no chef, and I probably don’t use a knife properly, but I am organized and timely, and able to get several dishes cooked and ready at the same time. Yay, me!

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SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 359: Boundaries

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I would like to set up some boundaries for the voices in my head that tell me I’m not enough. If they were an actual person in my life, I would not see them as often, if at all; I would not allow them to speak to me the way they do. It is time to say no, and to defend myself against the abuse they serve me.

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SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 358: Desire

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It has taken me almost my entire life to accept that I have desire, that it is not a bad thing to want something, and to actually be able to feel and enjoy the wanting. This has been a huge step towards self-love.

I’m still learning that having desire doesn’t mean I am not a generous person; wanting something doesn’t mean I will get it, and; desire and need can be difficult to differentiate.

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SelfLove365, Year 2, Day 357: Connection

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I want to connect with you.
I also fear losing that connection, so sometimes I stop trying to get it, as if the pain will be any less because I’m the one closing off, rather than you. It isn’t any easier though. Either way, I am no longer connected to you, and it hurts. Either way, I am no longer getting what I want, what I need. I have to keep reminding myself to stay open.

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