Whew…that one just shot through me like a bullet! I have been struggling so much with this one recently. The only difference I would like to add, and I hope Mandy Hale will forgive me, is to include “expecting” care. I have had a life time of wanting to be cared for, and when it does not happen, I am the on that feels so worthless. I have tried to “force” care, I have begged for care, but that does not work either. I thought the recent heart crisis would change things, but it has only made it worse. I am letting go….I am letting go of this pain, but it does not mean I have stopped caring. It means I have stopped letting it hurt me. It means I will care for me."You're the Only One in Your Way" Cloud Cult
"…and by that I mean…If you believe that you are a child of the universe, or a product of Love, and/or a global citizen, then it’s common sense that you care well for yourself. In fact, you’re honour bound to love yourself.
And like, self care as a divine responsibility is more than a monthly pedicure or treating yourself to your favourite pint on Fridays (though both are fab’.) But let’s think more highly of our cosmic selves. Self care is taking the time to recover. It’s sabbaticals to clear your head and chart your course. It’s leaving. It’s investing. It’s asking for more. It’s being protective and tender and limitlessly compassionate with yourself.
Treat yourself like the divine creature that you are…
and then get a pedicure and have a pint." ~Danielle LaPorte