“I love you. Not the concept of you. Not the perception of you. Not what you will become. Not your prospects. Not your need to be loved. I love you. Today. Right now. Just as you are. And I know, with time we will change. We will evolve. We will grow. And I hope we do all of it together. But I don’t ask anything from you other than what we have now. I don’t expect you to promise me anything in return. Because I love you for you, and the promises you are unable to make today don’t change anything.” - @lesparisiennesdumonde
This little passage was written to speak to another (I secretly thought to myself it would make beautiful wedding vows someday) but just as importantly, we can whisper these words to ourselves.
Start where you are, with what you have, and love yourself unconditionally. From there, the space is created for expansion. The bud begins to blossom.
Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.