To love yourself begins with feeling secure with who you are. It is also about who you are becoming. You do not need permission from others, to flourish. It is to know yourself and your self worth. Know what you care about and know what you stand for. This is to be aware of your thoughts, feelings and perceptions. Your ability to say no is now in place.
You now have developed physical and sexual boundaries to help you feel safe. You are now able to prioritize your decision making process. This informs you about who you can be vulnerable with and who you must avoid.
You know that when you make a mistake , it does not make you a mistake. You know where you end and others begin. This also frees up to know that what you feel is not what someone else feels. Also what someone else thinks is not necessarily what you think.
You have become compassionate with yourself and supportive of your own endeavors. You enjoy traveling and adventure, where you learn and grow and have these unexpected moments.
You began to learn , explore and think for yourself. You say what you mean and you mean what you say, you stick to your word. You will apologize if you do not and rectify the situation at hand.
You see yourself accurately not worse, nor better than you are, but just as you are. You know who you are, what you prefer, what your needs are and what your interested in. You also express these preferences by the way of choices that you make.
You begin to do what you say your going to do, even if the commitment is only to yourself. You develop an appropriate trust with yourself and others over time. Your not overly trusting, just the right amount.
You give and receive love and care as well as respect, consistently. Also without having to be told. You behave according to your values. About, what it means to be a person, the person you want to be.
You know that you are responsible for your own happiness, you begin to weigh the consequences of actions on yourself and then on others. You tell the truth and your okay if someone else does not like this.
Your compassionate, empathetic and kind to others. This does not mean that you are a people pleaser. You begin to express what you want without any form of manipulation. You do this without responding with the silent treatment, or with aggression or passive aggressiveness.
Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman
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