Ancient texts and modern philosophers speak of our universe as a totality — an organic whole. Today, this holistic vision is not one commonly embraced or understood, and I believe it is why self care is often so mistaken, and under-appreciated.
I see self care as so critically important, because I have learned that everything starts with — You. It is the relationship you have with yourself that sets the tone for every relationship you have –> that is, the part represents the whole. Beauty is a byproduct of a healthy self care routine. When you start taking care of yourself, you start feeling better, looking better and you start attracting better into your reality. Beauty comes from being aligned with our authentic self.
Self care is how you take your power back. The practice of self care brings your attention back to your self, so you can analyze your feelings, pay attention to the sensations in the body, feel your breath, engage in self-examination and survey your situation and surroundings from a higher perspective. It helps you take back control of your thoughts, actions and behaviour. It helps you create new stories and new patterns. When you truly honour your needs through self care, you step into your authentic self. Through self care, we connect with out truth, our values and our identity. By connecting with our truth, we step into the driver’s seat of our lives, we can start curating how we wish to feel, what we wish to show up in our lives, and what we wish to give our attention to.