“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha
There is a vortex and I know it well. It is one that I get lost in on a regular basis. It hits me first as a tingling down my spine and then as a warm glow. It is the vortex of awesomeness and LOVE!
There are basic needs that we all need met as human beings in order to lead a fulfilling life. Food to nourish our bodies and minds, shelter to keep us safe, warm and dry and water to quench our thirst and hydrate us on a cellular level. I would like to add one more to that list and that is love.
It does not matter what it looks like or what form it comes to us in and it serves as a building block for so many other things. It can be the very thing that heals you, the thing that provides you comfort, the thing that makes you feel secure or the thing that makes you feel like you’re not invisible after all.
When you listen to your best friend as they cry on your shoulder after a break up you are telling them “I love you.” When you volunteer for a cause you are telling the people at the root of whatever it is that you love them. When you hold a child in an embrace you are instilling in them the message that they matter and that they worthy of love and affection.
When you allow yourself to look in the mirror and accept yourself in all your beautiful, unique and exceptional glory you are turning that love inward where it is so deserved and so often overlooked.
I am so very blessed to be surrounded frequently by this vortex. At times I am so consumed by it and so appreciative of it that I cry. Not tears of joy but tears of complete, utter, raw and perfect emotion.
Recently I came to a realization. I had been struggling to understand my life purpose and I now know it has been sitting within me, forgotten like a child’s misplaced toy for a long time.
I am a big believer that we are all born knowing what our life purpose is and that somewhere along the way we lose knowledge of it, that it is buried under the hurt and pain that we experience at times. It is through acceptance, forgiveness and letting go that we can recall what we all once naturally sensed.
My life purpose?
I am here to remind all of you that you matter, that you are worthy, that you are special, unique and beautiful and that someone cares deeply. I am here to remind you…..to love yourself.
This is a purpose that I accept and that I am proud of. It is one that I will continue to fulfill every day through my actions and through my words.
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing…I LOVE YOU.
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