Want to love yourself? It's easy, start saying I love you in the mirror!
I love me.
I love me so damn much it’s silly.
I love me so damn much that I wake up each morning, look in the mirror and tell myself.
I love you Saskia, I really really love you.
It’s part of my spiritual morning practise and I wouldn’t start my day without it.
I used to hate myself.
For most of my life I hate myself.
I hated myself so much I even attempted suicide.
I’ve very very thankful that I failed.
But that should give you a good indication of just how much I hated myself.
So looking in the mirror and telling myself “I love you” was not easy when I started.
It felt horrible.
It felt fake.
It felt like I was blatantly lying to myself.
But I kept doing it every morning anyway.
In those early days, when I started mirror work, I would cry.
I cried because I couldn’t handle saying something so loving to myself.
I’d spent around 30 years beating myself up.
Now I don’t beat myself up anymore.
Occasionally I want to.
But I don’t.
Because I love myself too much.
I think 30 years is enough of being cruel to myself.
I survived cancer, it’s time to be kind to me now.
Do you love yourself?
Do you ever tell yourself?
For the rest of your life.
And you will fall
Madly and deeply