It has taken me years to achieve liberation and peace. I was fed up with myself, and had to let go of the idea that my life would one day make a turn to where I thought it would be. Loving yourself starts with you. Your body isn't just merely a shell for your spirit and soul. Self-love isn't just a concept to be thrown around to capitalize off of, but it is truly taking a look in the mirror and stripping yourself of the idea that your value comes from other people and other things. It is about being sick and tired of being sick and tired and loving who you truly are, wholeheartedly ALL BY YOURSELF.
One of the major takeaways I learned from this experience is that I only have one body and one mind. As much as I’d like to think my body is a time traveling machine with an extended service plan, it is simply not true. I can only be in one place at one time, and if I am sick or my mental health is shaken I have to make time for myself to heal. Learning the boundaries to your resilience is self-love.
"He was my best friend, and I didn't even know it." Nvee mentioned as he stood in a narrow hallway of his apartment building. The interview hadn't even started yet, and I was already overwhelmed by his sharp sensitivity and self-awareness. I was there to discuss his latest project, "Running from Evolution" and his journey towards [...]