While some point to the mixed and somewhat dark origins of Valentine's Day, others criticise the commercialism it appears to promote today.
On this Feast of Saint Valentine, I would like you to bring your attention to yourself. Be encouraged that:
- Self-love is the first love and it has no conditions.
- Self-love is not selfish; self-love is pure.
- Self-love is simultaneously an act of love and an act of resistance.
- Self-love is survival.
- Self-love is a unending process of unlearning.
Your love for Self must not depend on any achievements, accomplishments, or general successes. Love yourself simply because you are. Love every aspect of yourself, from the depths of the shadows to the breadth of your radiance.
Happy Valentine's Day!