Embrace, 2019

Whether it be because of societies expectations, our own expectations of ourselves, or through mental illness, we can often lose sight of who we are.

Through these experiences, we can learn to dislike or hate certain parts, or everything about our existence.

We end up putting ourselves down, not focusing on our good qualities, and isolating ourselves inside our minds in the process.

When others tell us about our good points, we often don’t believe them, and shun their opinions, as we don’t believe it ourselves.

Some can go so far as to ruin relationships because they are so against others trying to remind them of the goodness in their hearts.

Loving yourself is not a bad thing, and loving yourself also isn’t “being in love with yourself”. It is accepting who you are, embracing your best qualities, being happy with who you are and not letting anyone convince you otherwise.

Learning to love yourself again can be an incredibly difficult journey, and takes a lot to perseverance and effort, but in the end, it is worth the struggle and pain.

If you have lost yourself, I hope that your journey to find yourself above yourself is a powerful and rewarding one.

I am always here if you need someone to talk to about it.

– Tyler