Permission to be me

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For many of us, the concept of ‘self-love’ can be hard to relate to and embrace. We were raised by people who couldn’t embrace self-love either, for they were not taught to love themselves, be themselves or to shine. Many were taught to be quiet, to fit in, and perhaps even physically and/or emotionally punished. Very few of us can look to our immediate family or surroundings for permission to truly love ourselves. We need to get to the point where we’re able to give ourselves permission to love ourselves. To know deep in our heart that it’s enough and okay to be who we are; that it’s okay to shine. What comes up for you when you think of ‘self-love’? Can you allow yourself to be okay just the way you are? Are you still trying to hide, or can you allow yourself to shine?

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  1. Giving ourselves permission to love and appreciate ourselves is so important Marianne and I am so grateful! When I think of self-love I think of deeply accepting and celebrating who I am just as I am, with all the beauty and the messiness of being human. And my daily practice of self-love is my self-nurturing practice which fuels my ability to continue to show up authentically in my truth and beauty!

    • Marianne Soucy says

      Thank you for your wise words, Kelley. And so beautifully described. For many of us it’s a long journey to get to the place you mention: to deeply accept and celebrate who we are with all the beauty and the messiness of being human.

  2. Love this Marianne! Beautiful!

  3. Beautiful, Marianne.

  4. “…give ourselves permission…” – powerful words to embrace <3

  5. I know how important self-love is, but t’s so difficult to ignore that inner mean girl at times! Thank you for a loving reminder it’s okay just to be me!

  6. Beautiful post on self-love Marianne. Blessings

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