It is important to acknowledge and celebrate our growth. I celebrate the force of love with in me that shows up with consistency and power to soothe and support my experience.
Self-love is now my first defense when hurting.
Numbing, self-judgment, questioning my worthiness, hiding or swallowing the pain, spinning the story into something that makes it more tellable, or hearable are defense strategies I no longer desire to operate with.
They will come and I will not judge them, but I will not engage.
I will engage the deep, fierce, forgiving, liberating love within.