The power of you

#lifelessons101

I loved myself in difficult times when I hadn’t made any mistakes. I didn’t realise that I needed to love myself in times when I’m at fault too. I realised that loving myself involves accepting my flaws and faults and tending to my wounds. Every bleeding cut would leave a mark and every mark would remind me of the reason that caused it. One of the two pours in; love or guilt. It’s our choice what we let in. If we let guilt penetrate into our cuts, we would end up living in regret for a long time and the would would only continue to ache. However, if we let love in, we begin the healing process.

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Judging yourself is always easy. It’s hard to forgive yourself. Forgive. Have the heart that caresses you, picks you up when you fall, consoles you, holds you tight when you cry. Because at the end, all you’ve got is you. There’s no one else who can make you understand how to lead this life other than you. You have to make your own rules. You have to walk on your own path. You have to build your own road. Let go of the societal norms because there are times and things you cannot fit into the conventional definition accepted universally. Not everything needs to be tagged.

Never believe that your scars and flaws are ugly. They make you even more beautiful.

You’ve got to believe that you don’t need to be complete. You are complete. You are a whole, not a half. You are enough. You don’t need anyone else to complete you. You have all you need in you.

You are strong. You are all you need. You are the best possible version of yourself right now and you will only continue to evolve if you believe in yourself.

Love who you are, accept yourself, don’t judge yourself. You are beautiful, strong and enough to live this life.

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Let’s be weak 

Yeah, you read it right. Let’s be weak. 

Most of us would be familiar with the fact that being strong is considered good. If you’re strong, you can handle anything. You have to be strong because that’s desirable. It’s a compliment. 

Being weak, on the other hand, is undesirable. It almost sounds like a mocking remark or something that’s said to make you feel inferior. Being weak isn’t, in any way, considered right or acceptable. 

Weakness is important. It really is. It’s a way of letting go of all that you’ve held for long. Weakness is an outlet of suppressed emotions. You have to let yourself be weak and emotional. How are you going to be strong if you don’t allow yourself to be weak?

Every person is a mix of both, but not everyone accepts being weak even to themselves. This is what is important; accepting it to yourself, accepting yourself. 

The perception shaping weakness is so wrong. Weakness is an integral part of our being and we need to change the perception for our own good, for our mental health. 

It’s okay if you can’t go on and if you want to cry, but don’t give up. Take your time being weak and crying and fearing and hurting because once that passes, you’re going to make through. No matter what, you are going to make through anything and everything. Weakness doesn’t mean giving up. It means being strong enough to accept and face your feelings as they are. It means being strong enough to break so that you can mend again. 

Weakness is cathartic.