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Tell me, how do you like to be loved?

 

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Sexually

romantically

emotionally

platonically?

 

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How do you wish your lover would love you?

How do you wish your ex had loved you?

How does your fantasy of your ideal lover, love you?

 

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Is that the way that you’re loving yourself?

Right now?

Most days?

Ever?

 

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If you were the one who loved you most, would you feel honored, desired, and adored?

Seen, protected, and accepted?

Important, supported, and celebrated?

 

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Or would you feel neglected, dismissed?

Judged, criticized, betrayed?

Unwanted, ugly, not good enough, and straight up abused?

 

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Would you in a heartbeat, break up with or run away from you?

 

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Are you hoping to be seen

hoping to be held

hoping to be validated

hoping to be loved?

 

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Waiting and waiting and waiting

for the one?

 

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Forgetting

that you are

the one

and only one?

 

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What if you ended

the eternal disappointment

and remembered

your way home?

 

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What if you looked in the mirror

and saw your beauty

in all of the ways

that no man, woman, or magazine ever has?

 

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What if you tenderly caressed

your living body

worshipped every curve

and pleasured you as deeply

as you truly deserve?

 

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What if you “liked” every single breath

moment, experience, and thought

without needing to share it

with anyone else?

 

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What if you touched your wounds and your scars

let yourself fall apart

let yourself be imperfect and ugly

and instead of distracting yourself

or punishing yourself

or fixing yourself

or pretending it away,

you held yourself and said

“I love you, and I will always be here for you, no matter what.”

 

…Even when you don’t know how.

 

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What if you gave yourself permission

to feel everything

To be as you are

Exactly as you are

Enough.

More than enough.

Nothing to shift, nothing to fix.

Accepted.

Allowed.

 

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What if you looked inside

and saw the light

that’s always

been waiting

for you

to be found.

 

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Loving yourself like you’ve never been loved isn’t easy.

But it is damn simple.

 

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Look at every way in your life

that you didn’t receive the love that you needed

and love yourself like you wish you had been loved

right now.

 

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Look at every way in your life

that you long to be loved

and make the commitment to stop whatever you’re doing

and love yourself like that

right now.

 

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Easier to say

more difficult to do

but nothing is more important

than learning to love you.

 

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