Getting To Know You
The whole world is inside you: in your perspectives and in your heart. That to be able to find peace, you must be at peace with yourself first; and to truly enjoy life, you must enjoy who you are; and once you learn how to master this, you will be protected from everything that makes you feel like you can not go on, that with this gift of recognizing yourself, even when you are alone, you will never be lonely.
I’ve always been an incredibly independent girl, I was never someone who liked to play team sports, but more so independent ones- and walking to school alone rather than with a big group of people always was more appealing to me. I learned at a really, really young age how to be my own best friend, and the word codependent was never in my vocabulary. As I grew up, I’ve still enjoyed my own sweet solitude, but always wondered if I was supposed to be like this; was it normal to enjoy being with just my mind for so long?
This summer, as I found myself growing new thoughts, I came to appreciate my independence and introvertness. I realized that 1) There is nothing wrong with having an independent soul, it’s one of those things that makes you, you- and that, 2) you will meet many people in this life who are so, incredibly dependent on other people. And unfortunately, people who develop those kinds of habits search so often for relationships, that they often forget to pay attention to the quality of the relationship or the person who they have it with. The moment you start looking for validation within the reflections of others, please take a step back, disappear into solitude, and dedicate as many sunsets as you need to falling back in love with yourself.
You deserve the world, even if it means giving it to yourself.