I was watching some animated short films and stumbled upon these heart touching videos. I highly recommend giving them a watch! They’re a wonderful reminder of how sometimes outside influences breakdown our spirit, even if we have a warm and loving support system cheering us on.
These outside influences can cause real damage to our self-confidence and self worth, leaving us feeling alone and defeated. We truly all need the reminder from time to time to be gentle with ourselves. Unfortunately, self-love and self-compassion are not skills that are generally taught in school, yet they are important tools to help us throughout our lives.
I can’t help think of my own childhood. I had so many people and family in my life that supported and wanted only good things for me. However, in all honesty I had quite a few experiences that bruised my delicate and sensitive heart and I didn’t always have a strong sense of self-confidence and often times doubted my own dreams and abilities.
I was stuck in a push and pull of wanting to listen to my inner voice, which was so gentle and quiet contrasted with a strong desire to please the influences that I looked up to. With time I’ve learned that our role-models generally mean well. However, I’ve also learned there needs to be balance of appreciation for the advice and support given by those that we love and look up to, along with knowing we can pick and choose what to take away from the advice given, while still respecting our own needs and values.
I’m so happy I’ve found my way home to my creative and imaginative self and now proudly share this place of play, adventure, and beauty through my art and writing. Always dream big and explore the endless possibilities that only you can uniquely bring light, love, and magic into the world.
Next time you are feeling discouraged or frustrated with yourself, remember to ask yourself…Would I say these things to my inner child or to the person I love most. what are some loving words I need to hear? What would I tell my younger self from a place of love and compassion?
Much love, light, and warm hugs always!🤗❤️